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Sentinel satellites reveal east-west shift in Italian quake

03 November 2016

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New information on the effects of the 30 October earthquake that struck central Italy continues to emerge as scientists analyse radar scans from satellites.

Using radar imagery from the Copernicus Sentinel-1 satellites, Italian experts have identified significant east–west displacements of the ground in the area struck by the earthquake.

An eastwards shift of about 40 cm was mapped in the vicinity of Montegallo, while a westwards shift of about 30 cm is centred in the area of Norcia.

Source: ESA

Image credit: Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2016)/ESA/CNR-IREA

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