Disaster resilience

Disaster resilience

Timely post-disaster information

METU Ankara needed earthquake-induced displacement and landslide information for a large area shortly after the Elazig earthquake in January 2020.

InSAR analysis was used to determine the displacements caused by the earthquake and the landslides that were triggered.


  • Ground displacement and landslide information was needed soon after the Elazig earthquake without visiting the area.

  • Horizontal and vertical ground displacements were determined giving the full extent of affected areas from the epicentre.

  • Earthquake-triggered landslide locations, extent and severity were also determined.