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This terrifying map shows how much the earth moved during the Nepal earthquakes
Ms Sans Serif
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I personally wouldn't call it terrifying but whatever. Good info. anyway.
The Gorkha earthquake changed the shape of the Earth—literally—by raising up and dropping landscapes by several meters. Along a 90 by 30 kilometer (55 by 20 mile) swath of land in Nepal, a fault along the edges of the Indian and Eurasian tectonic plates slipped as much as 6 meters (20 feet).
The release of stress in Earth's crust had devastating effects felt in Nepal, India, China, and Bangladesh. Satellite and ground-based sensors are now revealing the extent of the jolt.
In the days before and after the event, the synthetic aperture radar (SAR) instrument on the European Space Agency's Sentinel-1A satellite acquired observations of the displacement of land in Nepal and surrounding regions.
On each pass, Sentinel-1 measured the distance between itself and the ground, at a slight angle. Scientists at the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, or DLR) assembled those new SAR measurements and compared them to previous radar passes over the same area. The results are shown in the land displacement map.....
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