Chinese Satellites Join Relief Efforts After Xinjiang Earthquake

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Chinese Satellites Join Relief Efforts
Chinese Satellites Join Relief Efforts After Xinjiang Earthquake

Chinese Satellites Join Relief Efforts After Xinjiang Earthquake—-China has applied its Gaofen series satellites to help with the relief work following a 7.1-magnitude earthquake in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.

The China National Space Administration (CNSA) said this on Tuesday.

Satellites including Gaofen-4 and Gaofen-1 families were deployed to capture images of the quake-hit areas.

The remote sensing images of the earthquake hit areas would be instantly shared to the emergency departments for damage analysis, said the agency.

The CNSA would continue to mobilise civil satellites to support disaster prevention and relief efforts, provide spatial information support for disaster monitoring and decision-making, it added.

Three people have been killed and five others injured in the earthquake that jolted Wushi County in Aksu Prefecture of Xinjiang at 2:09 a.m. Tuesday.

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