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Can satellites be used as an early warning system for landslides?

03 July 2017

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Researchers are working hard to use satellite data to accurately map the movement of the earth before a landslide in a bid to develop a life-saving early warning system.

The team from Newcastle University (UK), Chengdu University of Technology, Tongji University, China Academy of Space Technology and Wuhan University (China) have been tracking the devastating events of last week when a massive landslide struck Xinmo Village, Maoxian County, Sichuan Province in China.

Source: Newcastle University

Image credit: - Maoxian Landslide: Xinmo

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