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Landslide in Papua New Guinea

A devastating landslide happened in Papua New Guinea's mountainous Enga region on May 24. The disaster hit the village of Kaokalam in Enga Province, about 600 kilometers (372 miles) northwest of the capital, Port Moresby, at about 3 a.m. local time.

More than 100 people are feared dead and as many as 2,000 people are feared to have been buried after the landslide flattened homes and buried people alive while they were sleeping.

Rescue teams have been slow to reach the site because of the treacherous terrain and tribal unrest forcing the military to escort convoys of relief teams. The remoteness of the affected village, home to nearly 4,000, is also a factor that is hindering search and rescue efforts.

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UNOSAT Webmap for landslide in Papua New Guinea

Tipo de evento:landslide
Local do evento:Papua New Guinea
Data da Ativação da Carta:2024-05-30
Tempo de Ativação da Carta:07:43
Zona de Tempo da Ativação da Carta:UTC+12:00
Requisitante da Carta:NEMA on behalf of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (NZ)
ID da Ativação:885
Gerenciamento de projeto:Kate Burns (NEMA)
act-value-adders:Zachary Foltz (ACRI-ST)
Alessandro Novellino (British Geological Survey)
SERTIT Rapid Mapping Service (SERTIT Rapid Mapping Service)
Ian Hamling (GNS Science)
Salman Ashraf (GNS Science)


Preliminary Impact Assessment of the landslide in Papua New Guinea's mountainous Enga region

Direitos autorais: © 2024 GeoEye NextView License
Map produced by ACRI

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Adquirida: 27/05/2024

Fonte: Geo-Eye

Categoria: Delineation Map

Papua New Guinea, Yambali - Impact map

Direitos autorais: Includes Pleiades material © CNES (2024), Distribution Airbus DS.
Map produced by ICube - SERTIT

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Adquirida: 05/06/2024

Fonte: Pleiades

Categoria: Grading Map


Quickviews are produced for illustration purposes only and do not contain any verified analysis of the disaster.

The landslide in Papua New Guinea's mountainous Enga region can be seen in the GeoEye-1 post-event image on 27 May 2024. The pre-event image is from the Gaofen-2 satellite on  28 November 2022

Copyrights: © 2024 GeoEye NextView License
© CNSA/CRESDA (2022)

Information about the Quickview

Acquired: 28-11-2022 / 27-05-2024

Source(s): Gaofen-2 / GeoEye-1

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