Beastly Southern California earthquake created a crack seen from space

CNET | 7/8/2019 | Amanda Kooser
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The USGS shared this view of a highway broken apart by the recent Ridgecrest earthquake.

Swimming pools splashed over their rims. Disneyland rides came to a halt. A baseball stadium rocked. The 7.1-magnitude Ridgecrest earthquake shook California on July 5 and left a notable scar behind for satellites to witness.

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Planet Labs' Doves satellite system images all of Earth every day. Planet Labs CEO Will Marshall shared his company's view of the damage to Twitter on Sunday.

The before-and-after images come from July 4 and July 6 and show a significant surface rupture near the epicenter. This kind of rupture occurs when the ground offsets during an earthquake. It looks like a slash or crack cut into the earth.

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Marshall's image also points out an area of dewatering, which happens when water and sediment fountain up from the ground due...
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