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Earthquake in Hirono, Japan

Wednesday, 23 July 2008

Type of Event:
Earthquake
Location of Event:
Hirono, Iwate prefecture, Japan
Date of Charter Activation:
23/07/2008
Charter Requestor:
Disaster Management Bureau, Cabinet Office, Government of Japan
Project Management:
JAXA

Description of the event

A 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck northern Japan at 00:26 (local time) on 24 July and injured at least 99 people.


Source: RADARSAT-1 and ALOS/PALSAR.
Acquired: 27/07/2008 and 29/06/2008 Post-disaster image around Hirono and Kuji city where the most intense shaking was observed

Copyright: JAXA EORC 2008 Image processing, map created 03/08/2008 by JAXA

Composite image

Source: Envisat ASAR and ALOS/PALSAR.
Acquired: 26-28/07/2008 and 29/06-22/07/2008 Pre- and post-disaster close up images around Towada lake, where the field investigation reports several small landslides.

Copyright: JAXA EORC 2008 Image processing, map created 03/08/2008 by JAXA

Analysis of the changes detected pre- and post-disaster

Source: SPOT-5 (04/08/2008), FORMOSAT-2 (05/08/2008), ALOS/AVNIR-2 (02/07/2008), ALOS/PALSAR (22-27/07/2008)
Acquired: SPOT-5 (04/08/2008), FORMOSAT-2 (05/08/2008), ALOS/AVNIR-2 (02/07/2008), ALOS/PALSAR (22-27/07/2008)

Copyright: ©CNES, ©NSPO, ©JAXA, ©JAXA, METI Image processing, map created 07/08/2008 by JAXA