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Flooding in Ecuador

Massive flooding in Ecuador's capital Quito and a resulting landslide on the Pichincha volcano which overlooks the city, has killed at least 22 people it has been reported. The floods on 31 January were caused by heavy rainfall, the heaviest in Ecuador for almost 20 years.

Rescue crews are searching homes and streets covered by mud and officials say there are many people missing. The National Police of Ecuador have dispatched both Special Operations Group and an Intervention and Rescue Group to assist with recovery efforts.

Type of Event:Floods, landslides
Location of Event:Ecuador
Date of Charter Activation:2022-01-31
Time of Charter Activation:20:27
Time zone of Charter Activation:UTC-05:00
Activation ID:749
Project Management:SNGRE



Flooded areas in the Guayas River Basin - Ecuador

Source: Sentinel-1
Acquired: 31/10/2021, 04/02/2022

Category: Delineation Map

Copyright: Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2022)
Map produced by University of Costa Rica

Areas affected by flooding and overflow of the Pilaló River, in the El Palmar sector, Tingo parish, Pujilí canton, Cotopaxi province Ecuador

Source: RCM
Acquired: 03/02/2022

Category: Delineation Map

Copyright: RADARSAT Constellation Mission Imagery © Government of Canada (2022) - RADARSAT is an official mark of the Canadian Space Agency
Map produced by University of Costa Rica

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