Geosciences report from UNAVCO

August 31, 2011 by  
Filed under Geotechnical

From UNAVCO, a non-profit university-governed consortium, facilitating geoscience research and education using geodesy:

Community Event Response to the 23 August 2011, Mw=5.8 Virginia Earthquake

UNAVCO stands ready to support responses to this event. Current actions include:

  • Recent satellite SAR (ENVISAT) data acquisitions have been confirmed and future acquisitions (ENVISAT and TerraSAR-X) have been requested covering the region near the epicenter. WInSAR users will have access to ENVISAT data. Detailed information will be posted in the forums.
  • Campaign GPS systems are field-ready and on standby for deployment if requested.
  • Plans for possible PBO permanent GPS sites are in development.
  • It has been determined that there is no surface expression of the fault rupture visible around the epicenter. Structural damage is reported mostly for brick buildings, but no rupture. Based on this information, there are no current plans to collect TLS data near the epicenter.



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