The first coseismic sentinel 1 satellite results have now been processed by researchers in the InSARap project.
 For a sharper image of the ground deformation see our latest post.
Tim Wright, CGS scientist and professor of satellite geodesy at the University of Leeds has provided a preliminary interpretation of the new results.
1. The earthquake ruptured East from the epicentre, confirming the observations from seismology.
2. Peak displacement is very close to Kathmandu; the fault under the city slipped significantly.
3. An area at least 120×50 km uplifted, with a maximum slip greater than 1m
4. The fault did not rupture the surface.
5. Area north of Kathmandu subsides. Consistent with elastic rebound from shallow thrust.
[CORRECTION]: The area around Kathmandu is uplifted in the earthquake
6. Overall, area at least 120 x100 km moved. Sentinel-1 data invaluable at this scale.