The European Space Agency said on its official website that satellite data was provided through the international charter "Space and Major Disasters" to help emergency response teams in Morocco.
In addition, the measurements, provided by the two satellites of the Sentinel-1 mission in Europe, were used to analyze how the Earth moved as a result of the earthquake, which will help in reconstruction planning and will also enhance scientific research.
The scientists used the measurements in a technique known as "interferometry" to compare the area before and after the disaster, through a radar instrument that can "sense" the Earth.
Among the many goals of this technique is to track the subtle changes caused by earthquakes on the Earth's surface.
In the case of the earthquake, which shook Morocco, the data revealed that the upward movement of the surface reached a maximum of 15 centimeters, while in other areas the ground sank by up to 10 centimeters, according to the BBC.
The European Space Agency said the images, obtained from satellite measurements, will help scientists and rescue teams assess the situation and determine the risk of subsequent tremors.