New radar systems show how the earthquake changed the landscape

Group of geologists from the U.S., Mexico and China use laser technology to study how the earthquake could change the landscape. In particular, geologists want to know more about the extent of the earthquake magnitude 7.2, which occurred April 4, 2010, near Mexicali, in northern Mexico. Equipment that sends and receives the stream of laser pulses from the earth surface features can be measured with an accuracy of a few centimeters. The researchers were able to make a more detailed scan of affected areas. In the above image, blue shows where the surface down, and red means going up compared to the previous study. Source: Scientific American

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