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23 December 2018

Tsunami in Indonesia

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Type of Event:Ocean Wave
Location of Event:Indonesia
Date of Charter Activation:2018-12-23
Time of Charter Activation:04:55
Time zone of Charter Activation:UTC+01:00
Charter Requestor:United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) on behalf of LAPAN (UN-SPIDER RSO)

UNITAR on behalf of UNESCAP
Activation ID:594
Project Management:Indonesian National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN)

A tsunami hit coastal towns on Indonedia's Sunda Strait killing at least 228, injuring around 1000, and displacing 12,000 people. The giant waves struck without warning after an undersea landslide from the Anak Krakatau volcano caused the surges.

Many hundreds of buildings were destroyed as the water swept them away along with cars and trees. The waves hit popular tourist destinations during a local holiday meaning the area was busier than usual.

Rescue teams have deployed but efforts to reach affected areas were initially hampered by damaged and blocked roads. The roads have since been cleared to allow aid and heavy lifting equipment through to begin the search for missing people.

The disaster management agency has warned people to stay away from the coastline amid fears of another tsunami.

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Assessment of Anak Krakatau, Indonesia

Source: TerraSAR-X
Acquired: TerraSAR-X: 30/08/2018 and 29/12/2018

Copyright: TerraSAR-X © DLR e. V. 2019, Distribution: Airbus DS Geo GmbH
Map produced by LAPAN

Assessment of Anak Krakatau, Indonesia

Source: TerraSAR-X and Sentinel-1
Acquired: TerraSAR-X: 26/12/2018
Sentinel-1: 01/08/2018, 11/12/2018 and 23/12/2018

Copyright: Sentinel-1 © Copernicus Sentinel data (2019)
TerraSAR-X © DLR e. V. 2019, Distribution: Airbus DS Geo GmbH
Map produced by LAPAN

Damage grade assessment of Tanjung Lesung, Indonesia

Source: GeoEye / Pleiades
Acquired: GeoEye: 25/07/2018
Pleiades: 31/12/2018

Copyright: GeoEye © DigitalGlobe Inc.
Pleiades © CNES (2018) - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
Map produced by Copernicus EMS

Damage grade assessment of Carita Beach, Indonesia

Source: WorldView-2 / Pleiades
Acquired: WorldView-2: 27/03/2017
Pleiades: 02/01/2019

Copyright: WorldView-2 © DigitalGlobe Inc.
Pleiades © CNES (2019) - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
Map produced by Copernicus EMS

Damage grade assessment of Labuhan North, Indonesia

Source: WorldView-2 / Pleiades
Acquired: WorldView-2: 18/06/2018
Pleiades: 02/01/2019

Copyright: WorldView-2 © DigitalGlobe Inc.
Pleiades © CNES (2019) - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
Map produced by Copernicus EMS

Damage grade assessment of Anjer Kidu North, Indonesia

Source: Pleiades
Acquired: Pre-disaster: 04/05/2018
Post-disaster: 02/01/2019

Copyright: Pleiades © CNES (2019) - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
Map produced by Copernicus EMS

Damage grade assessment of Anjer Kidu South, Indonesia

Source: Pleiades
Acquired: Pre-disaster: 04/05/2018
Post-disaster: 02/01/2019

Copyright: Pleiades © CNES (2019) - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
Map produced by Copernicus EMS

Damage grade assessment of Lampung East, Indonesia

Source: Pleiades
Acquired: Pre-disaster: 06/08/2018
Post-disaster: 31/12/2018

Copyright: Pleiades © CNES (2018) - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
Map produced by Copernicus EMS

Damage grade assessment of Sumur, Indonesia

Source: GeoEye / Pleiades
Acquired: GeoEye: 25/07/2018
Pleiades: 31/12/2018

Copyright: GeoEye © DigitalGlobe Inc.
Pleiades © CNES (2018) - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
Map produced by Copernicus EMS

Damage grade assessment of Lampung West, Indonesia

Source: Pleiades
Acquired: Pre-disaster: 06/08/2018
Post-disaster: 31/12/2018

Copyright: Pleiades © CNES (2018) - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
Map produced by Copernicus EMS

Potentially affected buildings in Banten Province, Indonesia

Copyright: Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

Potentially affected buildings in Lampung Province, Indonesia

Copyright: Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

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