New satellite images show dramatic view of Ridgecrest earthquake

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Tuesday, July 23, 2019
The power of the quake in satellite pictures
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Greek earthquake geologist Sotiris Valkaniotis use Maxar Technologies images to show the power of the 7.1 Ridgecrst earthquake

LOS ANGELES (KGO) -- New satellite images are offering a dramatic view of the power of the magnitude 7.1 quake that struck Southern California on July 5, 2019.

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Greek earthquake geologist Sotiris Valkaniotis put together images from Maxar Technologies to illustrate the shift in the earth.

Valkaniotis says the Mojave desert can be seen shifting from three to 13-feet.

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Seismologists say they are the clearest images yet of the earth being permanently ripped apart along a fault line.

The images are stark evidence of what happens when two gigantic tectonic plates violently slide against each other.

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