Sunday, February 19, 2012

Lidar shows ground displacement from Baja quake

Surface ruptures from the 2010 El Mayor-Cucapah magnitude 7.2 earthquake in Baja California are shown in phenomenal detail using high resolution LIDAR. ASU's Ramon Arrowsmith is co-author on the study published last week in the journal Science.
Link[Right, LIDAR image along the fault zones, where blue is downward offset of the ground surface and red is upward offset. Credit: Michael Oskin, UC Davis, as shown on]

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