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Scientists are turning to space to better understand how to respond to earthquakes

Chase Purdy
Scientists are turning to space to better understand how to respond to earthquakes

Thanks to the use of satellite imagery, organizations tasked with responding to earthquake zones of the future will be better able to analyze affected areas and just how intense a response to mount. A new study by researchers from the University of Iowa and the US Geological Survey shows how data gathered from satellites has already been helpful. The USGS National Earthquake Information Center (NEIC) takes that information and is now incorporating it into its operational response guides, which are distributed to earthquake response decision makers and rescue teams.