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Sunday, January 17, 2010

Haiti Earthquake

First Satellite Map of Haiti Earthquake

ScienceDaily (Jan. 14, 2010) — A major 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince on 12 January, causing major casualties and damage. The quake was followed by several aftershocks with magnitudes over 5.0.

Such a powerful earthquake can make current maps suddenly out of date, causing additional challenges to rescue workers on the ground. Earth observation satellite images can help rescue efforts by providing updated views of how the landscape and the infrastructure have been affected.

Go to this website to see the full story. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/01/100114143323.htm

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