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Floods and landslides in Argentina

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Type of Event:
Floods and landslides
Location of Event:
Tartagal, Argentina
Date of Charter Activation:
10/02/2009
Charter Requestor:
SIFEM
Project Management:
Servicio Geológico Minero Argentino (SEGEMAR)

Description of the event

A massive mudslide set off by heavy downpours affected thousands of people in Tartagal, in the north of the province of Salta, Argentina. According to officials, hundreds of people have been evacuated and 8 are missing. Some buildings were submerged in up to 1 metre of mud.

Tartagal city, city and river, Salta Province, Argentina Multiple scares (zone of depletion) of soils and debris avalanches of the Tartagal flood.

Source: SPOT 4 panchromatic image, 10 m pixel spacing
Acquired: 15/02/2009

Copyright: CNES - SPOT IMAGE, 2009 Image processing, map created 18/02/2009 by SEGEMAR.

Tartagal city, city and river, Salta Province, Argentina Post event (Feb. 9, 2009) image: Multiple scares (zone of depletion) of soils and debris avalanches of the Tartagal flood.

Source: SPOT 4 colour composition (432) resolution merge image, 10 m pixel spacing
Acquired: 15/02/2009

Copyright: CNES - SPOT IMAGE, 2009 Image processing, map created 18/02/2009 by SEGEMAR.

Tartagal city, city and river, Salta Province, Argentina Post event (Feb. 9, 2009) image

Source: SPOT 4 colour composition (432) resolution merge image, 10 m pixel spacing
Acquired: 15/02/2009

Copyright: CNES - SPOT IMAGE, 2009 Image processing, map created 18/02/2009 by SEGEMAR.

Tartagal city, city and river, Salta Province, Argentina Post event (Feb. 9, 2009) image: Multiple scares (zone of depletion) of soils and debris avalanches of the Tartagal flood.

Source: SPOT 4 colour composition (321) image, 20 m pixel spacing
Acquired: 15/02/2009

Copyright: CNES - SPOT IMAGE, 2009 Image processing, map created 18/02/2009 by SEGEMAR.

Tartagal city, city and river, Salta Province, Argentina Post event (09/02/2009) image.

Source: SPOT 4 colour composition (321) image, 20 m pixel spacing
Acquired: 15/02/2009

Copyright: CNES - SPOT IMAGE, 2009 Image processing, map created 18/02/2009 by SEGEMAR.

Tartagal city, Salta Province Argentina Tartagal fusion image on 13/02/09.

Source: Radarsat 2, pol. H-H, Asc., SGF, 6.25m and Landsat 5 TM, 30m.
Acquired: 13/02/2009 (radar) and 06/01/2009 (optic)

Copyright: CSA 2009 and CONAE 2009. Image processing, map created 18/02/01/2009 by INA.