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Earthquakes

Devastation in Palu After Earthquake, Tsunami
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Devastation in Palu After Earthquake, Tsunami

Sobering satellite views reveal massive damage on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi.

Published Oct 3, 2018

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Powerful Earthquake Exposes New Land Near Kaikoura
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Powerful Earthquake Exposes New Land Near Kaikoura

The quake lifted rocks, seaweed, and creatures above the water line in some coastal areas of New Zealand.

Published Dec 3, 2016

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Mapping Earth Motion from the Illapel Earthquake
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Mapping Earth Motion from the Illapel Earthquake

Scientists have projected the size and location of changes in Earth’s surface following the September 2015 earthquake and tsunami off Chile.

Published Oct 1, 2015

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Scientist-Volunteers Map Landslides from Nepal Quakes
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Scientist-Volunteers Map Landslides from Nepal Quakes

A multinational team is trying to map landslide hazards in Nepal before the summer monsoon adds to the region’s misery.

Published Jun 4, 2015

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Sensing How Much the Earth Moved in Nepal
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Sensing How Much the Earth Moved in Nepal

Using satellite radar sensors, scientists have been able to detect the rising and falling of the landscape in the Himalayas caused by the Gorkha earthquake.

Published May 14, 2015

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