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Puerto Rico Earthquake

A deadly earthquake rocked Puerto Rico in the early hours of Tuesday, January 7, 2020. It was the strongest and most damaging in a series of quakes that started on December 28, 2019. The 6.4 magnitude earthquake was centered just off Puerto Rico’s southern coast, about six miles south of the town of Indios. Several aftershocks have followed, including a 5.6 magnitude tremor. Puerto Rican engineers, with support from the National Guard, are working to restore water to more than 300,000 customers. The earthquakes come more than two years after Hurricane Maria devastated the U.S. territory in September 2017; many in southern Puerto Rico are saying the earthquake damage is worse than that from the hurricane.

Analysis-Ready Data (ARD)

Analysis-Ready Data (ARD) is Maxar's subscription service providing users access to time-series stacks of imagery with specific preprocessing (atmospheric compensation, radiometric correction, orthorectification and alignment) to minimize the work and time required to derive answers from pixels. Learn more about ARD here.

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