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Earthquake and landslide in Costa Rica

Friday, 09 January 2009

Type of Event:
Earthquake and landslide
Location of Event:
Costa Rica
Date of Charter Activation:
08/01/2009
Charter Requestor:
SIFEM (Sistema Federal de Emergencias)
Project Management:
CONAE

Description of the event

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake shook north-central Costa Rica on 8 January and many rural towns have been under serious landslide threat. At least 220 people were injured during the earthquake and 34 people died. Electrical infrastructure and roads were also seriously damaged.

Earthquake and landslide in Costa Rica

Source: ICE
Acquired: 22/01/2009 - 02/02/2008

Copyright: CONAE 2009. Image processing, map created 08/01/2009 by ICE.

Map of Alajuela's Water pipeline of 08/01/2009 - affected area

Copyright: CONAE 2009
Image processing, map created 08/01/2009 by ICE.

Earthquake and landslide in Costa Rica

Source: SPOT
Acquired: 18/01/2009 and 28/02/2008

Copyright: CONAE 2009
Image processing, map created 08/01/2009 by ICE.

Landslides

Source: SPOT 2.5 m resolution (post event) and ICE (before event)
Acquired: 18/01/2009 and 22/01/2008 - 02/02/2008

Copyright: CONAE 2009. Image processing, map created 08/01/2009 by ICE.

Sarapiquí River

Copyright: CONAE 2009. Image processing, map created 08/01/2009 by ICE.

Sarapiquí River

Copyright: CONAE 2009 Image processing, map created 08/01/2009 by ICE.

Angel River

Copyright: CONAE 2009
Image processing, map created 08/01/2009 by ICE.

Landslides

Copyright: CONAE 2009 Image processing, map created 08/01/2009 by ICE.