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IGG obtained the co-seismic displacement of Katmandu using InSAR TEXT SIZE:A A A

A Ms8.1 earthquake occurred in the northwestward of Katmandu, Nepal (28.2oN, 84.7oE) on April 25 2015 at 14:11, triggering glacier avalanche, landslide and barrier lake which causing heavy casualties and economic loss.

Researchers from Institute of Geodesy and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IGG, CAS) achieved the co-seismic displacement fields in Katmandu using Sentine-1A radar imaging data from European Space Agency (ESA). The extensiveness and high resolution of the co-seismic displacement can be used as important constraint in estimation of fault movement direction and slippage. The co-seismic displacement is as follow:


                             The co-seismic displacement of Katmandu using InSAR

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