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Earthquake impacts the western region of Guatemala

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On 7 November 2012 at 10:35 am local time, the southwestern region of Guatemala was impacted by a strong earthquake that provoked fatalities and losses. The 7.4 magnitude earthquake had its epicenter 35 kilometers south of the Port of Champerico in the Retalhuleu Department. The National Coordinating Agency for Disaster Reduction of Guatemala (CONRED) conducted a damage and needs assessment and confirmed that most damages took place in the highlands.

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Disaster Type: 

Name: 

Earthquake

Region: 

Eastern region of Guatemala

Occurance Date: 

07/11/2012
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latitude: 

14

longitude: 

92

Communication architecture of an early warning system

 

External Contact Person: 

M. Angermann

Email: 

michael.angermann [at] dlr.de
English

Bibliographic reference: 

M. Angermann et al. (2010). Communication architecture of an early warning system. Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 10, 2215–2228, 2010

Rescue Information System for Earthquake Disasters Based on MANET Emergency Communication Platform

 

External Contact Person: 

Hung-Chin Jang

Email: 

jang [at] cs.nccu.edu.tw
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Bibliographic reference: 

Hung-Chin Jang et al. (2009). Rescue Information System for Earthquake Disasters Based on MANET Emergency Communication Platform. IWCMC’09, June 21–24, 2009, Leipzig, Germany.

NASA Imagery Aids Japanese Response to Earthquake, Tsunami and Nuclear Events

 

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Bibliographic reference: 

L.Rudy (2011)  NASA Imagery Aids Japanese Response to Earthquake, Tsunami and Nuclear Events. Earthzine posted on March 28th, 2011 in Disaster Management, Earth Observation

Earthquake in China

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Multiple earthquakes, with the strongest two measuring 5.7 and 5.6 on the Richter scale, struck the mountainous rural regions of Yunnan and Guizhou, in the Yiliang and Weining counties in southwest China on Friday 7 September 2012, killing at least 80 people and injuring more than 160 others. As a result of the earthquakes in this mountainous area, landslides have also been experienced. The most serious damage was in Yiliang county, where the majority of the fatalities occurred. An estimated 100,000 people have been evacuated and approximately 20,000 houses were destroyed.

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Name: 

Earthquake

Region: 

China

Occurance Date: 

07/09/2012
activated

latitude: 

28

longitude: 

104

POST-EARTHQUAKE BUILDING AND INFRASTRUCTURE DAMAGE MAPPING USING VERY HIGH RESOLUTION SATELLITE IMAGERY

 

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Bibliographic reference: 

C. R. Farquhar (2011). POST-EARTHQUAKE BUILDING AND INFRASTRUCTURE DAMAGE MAPPING USING VERY HIGH RESOLUTION SATELLITE IMAGERY. Proc. of the ESA-EUSC-JRC 2011 Image Information Mining conference, paper 29, p. 121 - 124

Earthquake in Costa Rica

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Map by CNE showing areas affected by earthquakeThe coast of Costa Rica was struck on 5 September 2012 at 08:42 a.m. local time by a major earthquake with the epicenter located in the Nicoya Península. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) indicated a magnitude of 7.6. on the Richter scale.

Country/Region: 

Disaster Type: 

Name: 

Earthquake

Region: 

Costa Rica

Occurance Date: 

05/09/2012
activated

latitude: 

10

longitude: 

85

Geological Hazards and Monitoring at the Azores (Portugal)

 

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Bibliographic reference: 

Gaspar et al. (2011). Geological Hazards and Monitoring at the Azores (Portugal). Earthzine, posted on April 12th, 2011 in Articles, Disaster Management, Earth Observation. 14 p.

Satellite-Based Crisis Information and Risk Assessment: Contributions Following the Earthquake in W. Sumatra and the Mentawai Tsunami

 

External Contact Person: 

S. Wegscheider

Email: 

stephanie.wegscheider [at] dlr.de
English

Bibliographic reference: 

S. Wegscheider, J. Post (2011). Satellite-Based Crisis Information and Risk Assessment: Contributions Following the Earthquake in W. Sumatra and the Mentawai Tsunami. Earthzine posted on March 2nd, 2011 in Articles, Disaster Management, Earth Observation

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