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Flood in Sumatra, Indonesia

Heavy rains triggered flash floods and caused torrents of cold lava and mud to flow down a volcano's slopes on Indonesia's Sumatra island, killing at least 41 people and leaving more than a dozen others missing.

The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) deployed around 400 personnel, including rescuers, police, and military to search for the missing people and organise evacuations of the worst affected areas. Several emergency management measures were put in place, including restoring road access, removing landslide material, and coordinating with regional organizations.

The cold lava flow, known in Indonesia as a lahar, came from Mount Marapi, one of Sumatra's most active volcanoes. More than 20 people were killed when Marapi erupted in December. A series of eruptions have followed since.

Nearby Sulawesi has also been badly affected

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Sentinel Asia activation for flood in Sumatra, Indonesia

Type of Event:Floods
Location of Event:Sumatra
Date of Charter Activation:2024-05-14
Time of Charter Activation:00:42
Time zone of Charter Activation:UTC+09:00
Charter Requestor:ADRC on behalf of National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN)
Activation ID:879
Project Management:Anjar Ilham Pambudi (National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN))
Value Adding:National Research and Innovation Agency
Indonesia (BRIN)
Jakrapong Tawala (UNITAR)

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Mudslide / Lahar impact in Canduang, Agam Metropolitan, Indonesia

Copyright: © ABAE (2024)
Includes Pleiades material © CNES (2024), Distribution Airbus DS.
Map produced by UNITAR / UNOSAT

Information about the Product

Acquired: VRSS-2: 17/05/2024
Pleiades: 23/05/2024

Source: VRSS-2 / Pleiades

Category: Grading Map

Pre- and Post-Disaster Situation Flood/landslide in Tanah Datar Regency, West Sumatra

Copyright: Includes Pleiades material © CNES (2024), Distribution Airbus DS.
SPOT-7: Includes material © AIRBUS DS (2024)
Map produced by UN-SPIDER

Information about the Product

Acquired: Pleiades: 17/05/2024
SPOT-7: 17/05/2024

Source: Pleiades / SPOT-7

Category: Delineation Map

Pre- and Post-Disaster Situation Flood/landslide in Tanah Datar Regency, West Sumatra

Copyright: SPOT-7: Includes material © AIRBUS DS (2024)
Includes Pleiades material © CNES (2024), Distribution Airbus DS.
Map produced by UN-SPIDER

Information about the Product

Acquired: SPOT-7: 17/05/2024
Pleiades: 17/05/2024

Source: SPOT-7 / Pleiades

Category: Delineation Map

Pre- and Post-Disaster Situation Flood/landslide in Tanah Datar Regency, West Sumatra

Copyright: SPOT-7: Includes material © AIRBUS DS (2024)
Includes Pleiades material © CNES (2024), Distribution Airbus DS.
Map produced by UN-SPIDER

Information about the Product

Acquired: SPOT-7: 17/05/2024
Pleiades: 17/05/2024

Source: SPOT-7 / Pleiades

Category: Delineation Map

Mudslide / Lahar impact in Sungai Pua and Banuhampu, Agam Metropolitan, Indonesia

Copyright: Includes Pleiades material © CNES (2024), Distribution Airbus DS.
Map produced by UNITAR / UNOSAT

Information about the Product

Acquired: 20/05/2024

Source: Pleiades

Category: Grading Map

Preliminary satellite-derived impact assessment, Agam Regency, Sumatera Barat, Indonesia
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Copyright: Includes Pleiades material © CNES (2024), Distribution Airbus DS.
Report produced by UNITAR / UNOSAT

Information about the Product

Acquired: 20/05/2024

Source: Pleiades

Category: Dossier

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