Satellites Reveal Ground Shift from Italian Earthquake

Satellites Reveal Ground Shift from Italian Earthquake

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.

Satellite Captures Earthquake Displacement in Chile

Satellite Captures Earthquake Displacement in Chile

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.