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Earthquake in China

Sunday, 11 May 2008

Type of Event:
Earthquake
Location of Event:
China
Date of Charter Activation:
12/05/2008
Charter Requestor:
NDRCC
Project Management:
NDRCC

Description of the event

A magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck eastern Sichuan, northwest of Chengdu, at 06:28 UTC, 02:28 local time. By 12 May Chinese authorities reported 9,219 dead in Sichuan province and 3,000 to 5,000 dead in Beichuan County, with extensive damage in Mianyang, Chonqing, Wuhan, and Dujiangyan. The tremor was felt throughout the region. By 27 May, the death toll reached over 65,000.

Ping Wu County - Landslide, barrier lake, and destroyed roads

Source: ALOS Prism, 10m/pixel resolution.
Acquired: 18/05/2008 Landslide and barrier lake monitoring map in Pingtong Town, Pingwu County, based on ALOS Prism imagery.

Copyright: JAXA 2008 Image processing, map created 20/05/2008 by NDRCC.

Ping Wu County, China

Source: ALOS Avnir-2, 10m/pixel resolution.
Acquired: 18/05/2008 Landslide and barrier lake monitoring map in Nanba Town, Pingwu County, based on ALOS Avnir-2 imagery.

Copyright: JAXA 2008 Image processing, map created 20/05/2008 by NDRCC.

Jiang Yu, China

Source: ALOS Prism, 2.5m/pixel resolution.
Acquired: 18/05/2008 Destroyed houses and destroyed traffic lines in Dakang Town, Jiangyou City, based on ALOS Prism imagery.

Copyright: JAXA 2008 Image processing, map created 20/05/2008 by NDRCC.

Beichuan, China

Source: Radarsat-1, 10m/pixel resolution.
Acquired: 17/05/2008 Landslide and barrier lake monitoring map in Beichuan County, based on Radarsat-1 imagery.

Copyright: CSA 2008 Image processing, map created 19/05/2008 by NDRCC.

Beichuan, China

Source: Fuwei-2 and Nigeriasat-1, 8m/pixel (Fuwei-2) and 32m/pixel (Nigeriasat-1) resolution.
Acquired: 14/05/2008 (Fuwei-2) and 15/05/2008 (Nigeriasat-1) Landslide and debris flow comparison map in Mao County, based on Fuwei-2 and Nigeriasat-1 imagery.

Copyright: NSPO 2008, DMC 2008 Image processing, map created 18/05/2008 by NDRCC.

Ping Wu County - Landslide and Debris Flow

Source: Radarsat-1, 6.25m/pixel resolution.
Acquired: 17/05/2008 Landslide and debris flow in Pingwu County after the Wenchuan earthquake, based on Radarsat-1 imagery.

Copyright: CSA 2008 Image processing, map created 18/05/2008 by NDRCC.

Buildings collapsed in Pengzhou and Shifang District

Source: Radarsat-1 and Spot-5, 6.25m/pixel (Radarsat-1) and 2.5m/pixel (Spot-5) resolution.
Acquired: 17/05/2008 (Radarsat-1) and 15/08/2005 (Spot-5 archived image) Landslide and debris flow around Xiangyan in Pingwu County after the Wenchuan earthquake, based on Radarsat-1 and Spot-5 imagery.

Copyright: CSA 2008, copyright CNES 2005 Image processing, map created 18/05/2008 by NDRCC.

Dujiang City, China

Source: Radarsat-1 and Spot-5, 6.25m/pixel (Radarsat-1) and 2.5m/pixel (Spot-5) resolution.
Acquired: 15/05/2008 (Radarsat-1) and 15/08/2005 (Spot-5 archived image) Destroyed houses assessment map, Dujiang City, after the Wenchuan earthquake, based on Radarsat-1 and Spot-5 imagery.

Copyright: CSA 2008, copyright CNES 2005 Image processing, map created 15/05/2008 by NDRCC.

Mao County, China

Source: ALOS Avnir-2, 10m/pixel resolution.
Acquired: 15/05/2008 Landslide and debris flow map in Mao County, based on ALOS Avnir-2 imagery.

Copyright: JAXA 2008 Image processing, map created 16/05/2008 by NDRCC.

Mao County, China

Source: ALOS Palsar and Beijing-1 (reference image), 6,25m/pixel (ALOS Palsar) and 4m/pixel (Beijing-1) resolution.
Acquired: 14/05/2008 (ALOS) and 06/06/2006 (Beijing-1) Destroyed houses assessment map in Mao County, based on ALOS Palsar radar and Beijing-1 reference imagery.

Copyright: JAXA, METI 2008 and NRSCC 2006 Image processing, map created 16/05/2008 by NDRCC.