Earthquake in Turkey and Syria: How satellites can help rescue efforts

People search through rubble following an earthquake in Adana, Turkey.

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Syria and Turkey on 6 February. Image: REUTERS

Emilie Bronner
Représentante CNES au Secrétariat Exécutif de la Charte Internationale Espace et Catastrophes Majeures, Centre national d’études spatiales
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A satellite image showing where earthquakes hit in Turkey and Syria.
Earthquakes that have occurred since February 5, in the region and in blue, the 7.8 magnitude earthquake and in orange, the numerous aftershocks, the size of the disc indicates the magnitude. Image: The Conversation.

A view of the landslide area in the hill town of Munnar, India.
Disasters are affecting homes and landscapes. Image: REUTERS/EV Deepak
Residents wade through flood waters from Tropical Storm Harvey.
Almost three quarters of the activations of the charter are due to weather phenomena. Image: REUTERS/Adrees Latif

A satellite image showing smoke from the Springs Fire in Ventura County, California.
Optical images are similar to photos seen from space. Image: REUTERS/NASA

Aerial view of houses cut off by flood waters in Southern France.
Learning survival skills is also crucial. Image: REUTERS

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