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Earth’s surface ‘lurches 1.4 meters during Coquimbo’s quake

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The magnitude 8.4 quake and the tsunami that shocked Coquimbo the last Wednesday, resulted in thousands of damaged and 13 dead people in the north of the country.

But nevertheless it was another consequence, maybe imperceptible to the eye of the people: The surface has moved to more than a meter.

This was reported by the European Space Agency (ESA), where its scientist estimated that the strong tremor produced the surface’s displacement in 1.4 meters to the radar’s observation route.

In addition the surface has horizontal moved up to 0.5 mt on the flight direction of the satellite.

The information was determinate by the interferogram technic.

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