Citizen scientists aid Ecuador earthquake relief
After a magnitude-7.8 earthquake struck Ecuador’s Pacific coast on April 16, a new ally joined the international relief effort: A citizen-science network called Zooniverse. On 25 April, Zooniverse launched a website that asks volunteers to analyse rapidly-snapped satellite imagery of the disaster, which led to more than 650 reported deaths and 16,000 injuries. The aim is to help relief workers on the ground to find the most heavily damaged regions and identify which roads are passable.
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