ALOS/PALSAR Observation Results of the Magnitude-6.5 Earthquake in Southeastern Iran, 2010
On December 20, 2010 (UTC), a magnitude 6.5 earthquake occurred in southeastern Iran (28.49° N, 59.12° E, 11.8 km in depth). The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) performed an emergency observation on December 31 using the Phased Array type L-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (PALSAR) installed on the Advanced Land Observing Satellite (ALOS). In this report, we conduct differential interferometric SAR (DInSAR) processing to detect crustal deformation associated with the earthquake using PALSAR data acquired before (September 30, 2010) and after (December 31, 2010) the earthquake.The blue rectangle indicates the observation area shown in Fig. 2 and the red star represents the epicenter.