December 7, 2016
Fugro’s LADS technology is being deployed in New Zealand to assist in relief efforts following the damaging 7.9 magnitude earthquake near Christchurch on 14th November 2016. At the request of the New Zealand Government, the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Laser Airborne Depth Sounder (LADS) Flight is to conduct a rapid hydrographic survey of the seafloor
November 14, 2016
Scientists from Italy’s Institute for Electromagnetic Sensing of the Environment of the National Research Council as well as the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology used radar imagery from the Copernicus Sentinel-1 satellites to identify significant east–west ground displacement in central Italy where an earthquake struck on Oct. 30, 2016.
April 18, 2016
Saunderton, Bucks, Monday 18th April — Two MapAction volunteers have set off for Ecuador this morning in response to Saturday’s major earthquake. MapAction’s support was requested by the United Nations, following a call for international assistance from the Ecuadorian government on Sunday. It is anticipated that the team’s initial focus will be to help coordinate
March 11, 2016
Prince Harry will attend a briefing by MapAction on Wednesday 16 March to learn more about the charity's response to the recent Nepal earthquakes, ahead of his tour to the country later this month. His Royal Highness, who has been Royal Patron of MapAction since 2007, will meet the charity's Chief Executive, Liz Hughes, and
October 20, 2015
On Sept. 16, 2015, an 8.3-magnitude earthquake struck the coast of central Chile, triggering tsunami warnings and coastal evacuations. Lasting three minutes, the powerful earthquake occurred along the boundary of the Nazca and South American tectonic plates.
September 21, 2015
On 16 September 2015, an 8.3 magnitude earthquake struck the coast of central Chile, triggering tsunami warnings and coastal evacuations. Lasting three minutes, this powerful earthquake occurred along the boundary of the Nazca and South American tectonic plates. By combining Sentinel-1A radar scans from 24 August and 17 September, the rainbow-coloured patterns in the image
May 7, 2015
On April 27, 2015, just two days after a 7.9 magnitude earthquake rocked the mountainous terrain of Nepal, the international disaster first responders at Global Dirt deployed to the heavily damaged villages outside of Kathmandu. Working alongside the UN and other NGO partners, Global Dirt’s mission has been to provide high resolution aerial imagery of
May 6, 2015
Using a combination of satellite radar imaging data, GPS data measured in and near Nepal, and seismic observations from instruments around the world, Caltech and JPL scientists have constructed a preliminary picture of what happened below Earth's surface during the recent 7.8-magnitude Gorkha earthquake in Nepal. The team's observations and models of the April 25,
May 1, 2015
As reports came in on Saturday that Nepal was hit with the biggest earthquake since 1934, the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) immediately rallied the OpenStreetMap community. Since then, thousands of people have started mapping. OpenStreetMap updates in real time. By using OpenStreetMap data, disaster response teams on the ground and organizations like the UN, the
April 29, 2015
The 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25, 2015, has claimed more than 5,000 lives and is affecting millions of people. Radar imagery from the European Space Agency’s Sentinel-1A satellite provides insights into the damage.