martes, 16 de abril de 2013

NASA: Iran - Earthquake in Southeastern 16.03.13

Earthquake in Southeastern Iran
Color bar for Earthquake in Southeastern Iran
acquired April 16, 2013 download large image (6 MB, JPEG, 7200x7200)
acquired April 16, 2013 download GeoTIFF file (97 MB, TIFF)
On April 16, 2013, at 8:44 p.m. local time (10:44 UTC), a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck southeastern Iran, about 83 kilometers (52 miles) east of Khash. This image, based on data acquired by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) on NASA’s Terra satellite, shows the region where the earthquake occurred. Land is shown with shades of green and beige. Higher elevations are lighter in color.
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the earthquake was the result of normal faulting at an intermediate depth in the Arabian plate lithosphere, approximately 80 kilometers (50 miles) beneath the Earth's surface. In January of 2011, a magnitude 7.2 earthquake occurred approximately 200 kilometers (125 miles) to the east, in a similar tectonic environment.
  1. References

  2. U.S. Geological Survey. (2013, October 24). Magnitude 7.8 – 83 KM East of Khash, Iran. Accessed April 16, 2013.
  3. U.S. Geological Survey. (2013, October 24). Magnitude 7.8 Earthquake in Iran. Accessed April 16, 2013.
NASA Earth Observatory image by Jesse Allen, using data from NASA/GSFC/METI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team. Caption by Adam Voiland
Instrument: 
Terra - ASTER
NASA: Iran - Earthquake in Southeastern 16.03.13

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