Amatrice Italy Earthquake 2016

Start Date

August 24, 2016

Overview

Amatrice town detroyed by the earthquake. Image Credit: Leggi il Firenzepost. Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported

On August 23, 2016, a magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck Amatrice in central Italy. NASA, along with its domestic and international partners, contributed observations and expertise to the ongoing response.  The magnitude of the earthquake has resulted in widespread building damage to several towns throughout the region. This earthquake was the strongest in that area since the 2009 earthquake that destroyed the city of L'Aquila.

Scientists with the Advanced Rapid Imaging and Analysis (ARIA) project, a collaboration between NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, and the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, were an integral part of NASA’s support to the earthquake response.

Disaster Types

Latest Updates

October 5, 2016
NASA-Produced Maps Help Gauge Italy Earthquake Damage
NASA/JPL-Caltech-produced maps of damage in and around Amatrice, Italy, from the Aug. 2016, quake, based on ground surface changes detected by Italian and Japanese radar satellites. The color variations from yellow to red indicate increasingly more significant ground surface change. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/JAXA/ASI/European Union - Joint Research Centre/Google Earth A NASA-funded program provided valuable information for responders and groups supporting the recovery efforts for the Aug...
August 26, 2016
Radar image of Amatrice Italy Earthquake
NASA and its partners are contributing observations and expertise to the ongoing response to the Aug. 23, 2016, magnitude 6.2 Amatrice earthquake in central Italy caused widespread building damage to several towns throughout the region. This earthquake was the strongest in that area since the 2009 earthquake that destroyed the city of L'Aquila. Scientists with the Advanced Rapid Imaging and Analysis project (ARIA), a collaboration between NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena,...
August 31, 2016
ARIA Damage Proxy Map from COSMO-SkyMed SAR DataShowing Change Between Aug 20 – Aug 28, 2016
Damage proxy maps (DPM) of the area impacted by the Amatrice earthquake, derived from COSMO-SkyMed SAR data (KMZ file).  ARIA Damage Proxy Map from COSMO-SkyMed SAR Data Showing Change Between Aug 20 – Aug 28, 2016  Derived from COSMO-SkyMed SAR Data (Aug 28) Coverage: 40 km x 50 km Resolution: 30 m Calibrated with Copernicus map Product formats: KMZ,...