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14 August 2020

Landslide and floods in South Korea

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Type of Event:Flood, Landslide
Location of Event:Republic of South Korea
Date of Charter Activation:2020-08-14
Time of Charter Activation:11:06
Time zone of Charter Activation:UTC+09:00
Charter Requestor:National Disaster Management Institute (NDMI)
Activation ID:668
Project Management:KARI

At least 30 people are dead and a dozen are missing after more than a week of devastating torrential rain caused landslides in South Korea as it battles the longest monsoon since 2013. Current weather forecasts predict that this year's monsoon may last longer.

About 100 metres of levee collapsed at the Seomjin River on the southern edge of the Korean peninsula forcing about 1,900 people to be evacuated from the local area and Five homes were buried in a landslide from a mountain behind a village in Gokseong, South Jeolla province, killing five people and requiring more to be rescued

The country's forestry agency has raised landslide warnings to its highest level in every region except the holiday island of Jeju.

 

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Flood area mapping in Hapcheon, South Korea

Source: Sentinel-1
Acquired: Sentinel-1: 08/08/2020 and 01/09/2020

Copyright: Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2020)
Map produced by KARI

Flood area mapping in Geumsan, South Korea

Source: Kompsat-5
Acquired: Kompsat-5: 08/08/2020

Copyright: © KARI (2020).
Map produced by KARI

Flood area mapping in Youngdong, South Korea

Source: Sentinel-1
Acquired: Sentinel-1: 01/08/2020 - 07/08/2020

Copyright: Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2020)
Map produced by KARI

Damaged Areas by Flood & Landslide in Gokseong-gun, Republic of Korea

Source: Pleaides
Acquired: 17/08/2020

Copyright: Includes Pleiades material © CNES (2020), Distribution Airbus DS.
Map produced by National Disaster Management Research Institute

Landslide Area in Jangsu-gun, Republic of Korea

Source: Pleiades
Acquired: 18/08/2020

Copyright: Includes Pleiades material © CNES (2020), Distribution Airbus DS.
Map produced by National Disaster Management Research Institute

Landslide Area in Gokseong-gun, Republic of Korea

Source: Pleiades
Acquired: 18/08/2020

Copyright: Includes Pleiades material © CNES (2020), Distribution Airbus DS.
Map produced by National Disaster Management Research Institute

Landslide Area in Gapyeong-gun, Republic of Korea

Source: Pleiades
Acquired: 19/08/2020

Copyright: Includes Pleiades material © CNES (2020), Distribution Airbus DS.
Map produced by National Disaster Management Research Institute

Landslide Area in Anseong-si, Republic of Korea

Source: Pleiades
Acquired: 24/08/2020

Copyright: Includes Pleiades material © CNES (2020), Distribution Airbus DS.
Map produced by National Disaster Management Research Institute

Analysis of flash flood and landslide, Rep. of South Korea

Source: Pleiades
Acquired: 19/08/2020

Copyright: Includes Pleiades material © CNES (2020), Distribution Airbus DS.
Map produced by KARI

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