But facilities that will be key to the launch, including Nasa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory – which is based in California – were affected by the 4.5 magnitude earthquake. On Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, a magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck along the Iran-Iraq border near Halabjah, Iraq. NASA and several partners announced Tuesday they have renamed a key ocean observation satellite launching this fall in honor of Earth scientist Michael Freilich, who retired last year as head of NASA’s Earth Science division, a position he held since 2006. A new study of Southern California's largest earthquake sequence in two decades provides new evidence that large earthquakes can occur in a more complex fashion than commonly assumed. The ILRS satellite names below are utilized in the naming of prediction and data (normal point and full-rate) directories and files at the ILRS data centers. A new technology called the CubeSat Imaging Radar for Earth Science canpinpoint and record volcanic activity, Image of the Day Land Water Human Presence Remote Sensing Earthquakes The magnitude 7.6 earthquake that shattered Pakistan on October 8, 2005, caused the most damage in the region surrounding the city of Muzaffarabad, about 10 kilometers southwest of the earthquake’s epicenter. A key ocean-observing satellite launching this fall has been named after Earth scientist Michael Freilich, as announced Jan. 28 by NASA, ESA (European Space Agency), the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Sobering satellite views reveal massive damage on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. The Advanced Rapid Imaging and Analysis (ARIA) team at NASA ’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, used synthetic aperture radar (SAR) data from the ALOS-2 satellite to produce a map showing surface displacement from the earthquakes. Devastation in Palu After Earthquake, Tsunami. Davis Requirements for Modeling Systems Associated with the NASA Global Earth Satellite System (GESS) Satellite Names . NASA news: Satellite could give early warning of volcanic eruption or major earthquake NASA has developed a new radar which will help monitor earthquakes and … Published Oct 3, 2018. The approved satellite names are (lowercase, no dashes or other special characters): The Ikonos satellite captured an image of a landslide in Makhri, a village on the northern outskirts of Muzzaffarabad, on October 9, 2005. The epicenter is marked by a yellow star. B. and Kellogg, L. H.– U.C. NASA's Terra satellite acquired this image of the earthquake-prone area. Requirements of a SAR Satellite for Monitoring Earthquakes and Crustal Deformation in Alaska Rundle, J. NASA's Advanced Rapid Imaging and Analysis (ARIA) team created this co-seismic Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) map, which shows surface displacement caused by the recent major earthquakes in Southern California, including the magnitude 6.4 and the magnitude 7.1 events on July 4 and July 5, 2019, respectively.