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Earthquake in Indonesia

Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Type of Event:
Earthquake
Location of Event:
Indonesia
Date of Charter Activation:
30/09/2009
Charter Requestor:
UNITAR/UNOSAT on behalf of UNICEF Project Management UNITAR/UNOSAT in collaboration with DLR ZKI (GMES RESPOND project)
Project Management:
UNITAR/UNOSAT

Description of the event

An earthquake of magnitude 7.9 occurred in the highly populated region of Sumatera Barat.
Major damages to life and property are being reported.

Situation map - Padang Sud

Source: IKONOS, 1m pixel
Acquired: 12/04/2005

Copyright: GeoEye 2005
Image processing, map created 01/10/2009 by DLR

Situation map - Padang North

Source: IKONOS, 1m pixel
Acquired: 12/04/2005

Copyright: GeoEye 2005
Image processing, map created 01/10/2009 by DLR