Look: Nepal Earthquake Satellite Image of Displacement

Nepal Earthquake ground displacement
Copyright: This image was originally released by the DLR German Aerospace Center. http://www.dlr.de/eoc/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-10192/17388_read-42404/

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Nepal Earthquake has shook our heart. Today, May 12the 2015 there is another 7.4 magnitude earthquake jolted Nepal again.

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Satellite image of Ground Displacement description:-

Based on data from the Sentinel-1A satellite, this image shows how and where the land uplifted and sank from the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal on 25 April 2015.

Near the boundary of the Indian and Eurasian tectonic plates, blue shows areas of uplift of up to 0.8 m towards the satellite (called ‘line of sight’) which could be caused by a vertical uplift of 1 m. The yellow area depicts areas of subsidence, a movement that often occurs as a counter movement to the uplift in subduction zones (where one plate dips below the other) during earthquakes. Additionally, a horizontal north–south shift of up to 2 m was detected. This image was generated using data acquired by Sentinel-1A before and after the earthquake event.

Copyright: Text is as is from: http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images/2015/04/Nepal_earthquake_displacement


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