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NASA Radar Images Show How Mexico Quake Deformed Earth

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posted on Jun, 24 2010 @ 12:28 PM
I thought this was interesting and so I am sharing this with you. NASA has given us these images which have never been seen before.

We can clearly see in the image how the ground has moved, and more pictures like this will help us know more about these earthquakes

NASA has released the first-ever airborne radar images of the deformation in Earth's surface caused by a major earthquake -- the magnitude 7.2 temblor that rocked Mexico's state of Baja California and parts of the American Southwest on April 4.

The data reveal that in the area studied, the quake moved the Calexico, Calif., region in a downward and southerly direction up to 80 centimeters (31 inches). The maps can be seen here.

A science team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., used the JPL-developed Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar (UAVSAR) to measure surface deformation from the quake. The radar flies at an altitude of 12.5 kilometers (41,000 feet) on a Gulfstream-III aircraft from NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif.

"Figure 1. Overview of the UAVSAR interferogram of the magnitude 7.2 Baja California earthquake of April 4, 2010, overlaid atop a Google Earth image of the region. Major fault systems are shown by red lines, while recent aftershocks are denoted by yellow, orange and red dots. Image credit: NASA/JPL/USGS/Google"


posted on Jun, 24 2010 @ 01:34 PM
I wonder if that's why the sea floor bottomed out - and why Canada and Sweden are having earthquakes.

Just makes you wonder, doesn't it? Maybe it's just Mother Earth shaking off the parasites. But it looks like those parasites are going to experience a fair change in their environment pretty soon.
Should be a fun ride.

posted on Jun, 24 2010 @ 01:56 PM
Yea, Post Glacial Rebound !!

seafloor Down , Landmass Up !!!

posted on Jun, 24 2010 @ 01:59 PM
Who would have thought that we move that much haha.

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