RapidEye Imagery Depicts Earthquake-damaged Chile

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German commercial remote sensing satellite firm RapidEye AG released before-and-after imagery March 5 showing the damage caused by the 8.8-magnitude quake that rocked Chile’s capital late last month.

RapidEye’s five-satellite constellation of 5-meter-resolution remote sensing satellites captured images of Concepcion in late January and again on Feb. 27 several hours after the quake hit.

The company said it is making a series of the satellite imagery of the affected region available at no cost to governmental and nongovernmental aid organizations.