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06:10  12 july  2019
06:10  12 july  2019 Source:   latimes.com

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NASA released images that showing damage from the 6.4 and 7.1 magnitude earthquakes that struck Southern California as seen from space. It once took a year to obtain such satellite images, as was the case when capturing the impact of the 7.3 magnitude Landers earthquake in the Mojave Desert in

Damage to the earth ’ s crust from the magnitude 6.4 and 7.1 earthquakes that struckSouthern California last The Advanced Rapid Imaging and Analysis team at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena used satellite data to produce a map showing ruptures and displacements not visible to

Ridgecrest earthquakes caused damage to the earth's crust seen from satellite © NASA/NASA/TNS NASA's Advanced Rapid Imaging and Analysis team created this co-seismic map.

LOS ANGELES - Damage to the earth's crust from the 6.4 and 7.1 magnitude earthquakes that struck Southern California last week is visible in a kaleidoscopic satellite image released by NASA.

The Advanced Rapid Imaging and Analysis team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, used satellite data to produce a map showing ruptures and displacements not visible to the naked eye - employing technology that has been developed over the last quarter century. The imagery was acquired on July 8 and compared with data from April 8.

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Ridgecrest earthquakes caused damage to the earth ’ s crust seen from satellite . NASA released images that showing damage from the 6.4 and 7.1 magnitude earthquakes that struck Southern California as seen from space.

The Earth ' s crust and upper mantle, known collectively as the lithosphere, consists of a number of Earthquakes occur when two sections of rock within the Earth ’ s crust move against each other. These arrive at the Earth ’ s surface in pulses, causing ground shaking and damage to buildings.

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The earthquakes were the largest to hit California in nearly 20 years and were felt as far away as Phoenix and Mexicali, Mexico. The temblors and the thousands of aftershocks that followed did not lead to major structural damage near the Ridgecrest epicenter, but did have residents of nearby Trona, Calif. - worrying about their town's future.

Authorities are investigating whether the death of a man 95 miles away in Pahrump, Nev., was tied to the earthquake. The man was pinned under a Jeep after the vehicle fell off its jacks following the quake.

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A Japanese satellite picked up damage from the July 4 and 5 earthquakes that had magnitudes of Scientists are working closely with NASA' s Earth Science Disasters Program (as well as many other The pair of earthquakes caused devastating damage to homes but no reported deaths or major

A new rupture in Earth ' s crust caused by a magnitude-7.1 earthquake near Ridgecrest , California, is seen in these before-and-after views, captured on July 4 and The quakes damaged some buildings near the epicenter but apparently caused no serious injuries, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Gallery: 6.4 magnitude Earthquake hits Southern California (Picture Services)

Ridgecrest earthquakes caused damage to the earth's crust seen from satellite © ASSOCIATED PRESS A road is damaged from an earthquake Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Trona, Calif. A strong earthquake rattled a large swath of Southern California and parts of Nevada on Thursday, rattling nerves on the July 4th holiday and causing some damage in a town near the epicenter, followed by a swarm of aftershocks. (AP Photo/Matt Hartman)

On the NASA map, each color of the psychedelic-looking image represents 4.8 inches of ground displacement. Linear color lines indicate where an area was cracked open or was disturbed.

"One of the things that we want to know after an earthquake happens is which fault moved and how far it moved. So, by using these satellite images, we can determine where the fault is, what lengths of the fault slipped in the earthquake and which fault moved the most. That allows us to better understand where future earthquakes could happen," said JPL's Eric Fielding.

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Satellite images from Planet Labs show the newly formed giant crack sprawling across the Earth 'For a while, Ridgecrest was known as the earthquake capital of the world cause it had so many small quakes. Tectonic plates are composed of Earth ' s crust and the uppermost portion of the mantle.

The 7.1 magnitude earthquake that shook near Ridgecrest on Friday also ripped open a fissure. The powerful 7.1 earthquake that struck near Ridgecrest on July 5, 2019, created a massive crack in the Earth that was visible from space. The immediate damage it caused was very clear. Satellite images provided to CNN by Planet Labs, Inc. show a crack has formed in the area close to the

Ridgecrest earthquakes caused damage to the earth's crust seen from satellite © 2019 Getty Images TRONA, CALIFORNIA - JULY 08: Cinderblocks from a toppled wall are scattered outside the Eldridge family home, which has been deemed uninhabitable due to structural damage from the recent 7.1 magnitude earthquake, on July 8, 2019 in Trona, California. Homeowners Benny and Anna Sue Eldridge, husband and wife, are currently sleeping outside the home with other family members on mattresses and in trucks for safety. Firefighters told them a stronger earthquake could cause the house to collapse. Anna Sue's father constructed the home with Benny's help in 1961. During the daytime they have been packing furniture, heirlooms and other items to place into storage as they try to decide where they will live next or if they will rebuild. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

It once took a year to obtain such satellite images, as was the case when capturing the impact of the 7.3 magnitude Landers earthquake in the Mojave Desert in 1992. But Fielding said that since 2016, images can arrive within three to four days.

The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency provided the data to produce the map. NASA is building its own radar satellite at JPL. When it launches in roughly three years, Fielding said, the technology will be able to "map the whole Earth every 12 days."

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