Google street view may be a valuable tool for recording earthquake damage

Google street view shows the details – fractures, plaster breaks and collapsed walls.

Google street view may be a valuable tool for recording earthquake damage

Science Recorder | Jonathan Marker | Wednesday, October 30, 2013

According to an October 30 news release from the Seismological Society of America, a researcher from Cologne University, Germany documented the damage caused by the 2009 L’Aquila earthquake using Google’s street view scans, suggesting that the database may be a valuable tool in surveying damage caused by future earthquakes... To continue reading, subscribe to Science Recorder today.

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