New research for satellite-based earthquake prediction

The remote sensing laboratory at the Ariel University, Israel, is working in a new technology that could forecast earthquakes through satellite data.

“We’re trying to establish a huge platform that takes into account different remote sensing measurements. We’re trying to combine all the data in order to try to predict, assess and mitigate natural effects related to natural hazards,” said Dr. Yuval Reuveni, head of the university’s remote sensing laboratory.

While predicting earthquakes, it is also very important to evaluate the precursors and potential consequences, such as floods, severe storms or tsunamis. If the new technique that is being developed can really forecast these natural phenomena, the risk created by natural disasters could be notably reduced.