Easter Quake, Like We've Never Seen It Before

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Easter Quake, Like We've Never Seen It Before

The magnitude-7.2 earthquake that struck near Calexico on Easter Sunday shifted the Earth's crust near the epicenter about 10 feet, according to radar images and data collected by researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, all of which was released Wednesday.

"This is a normal slip for this size earthquake," said JPL geophysicist Andrea Donnellan. "It's a lot of motion."

Airborne radar images of the area taken by the JPL-developed Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar were posted online by NASA for the first time Wednesday.

"Our next concern is this bigger system of faults that could continue to break," Donnellan said.

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