Earthquake in Haiti

 

On 1/12/2010 9:53:09 PM UTC an earthquake of magnitude 7 and depth 10km has struck an very highly populated area in the Ouest Province (population: 2.2 million) in Haiti. GDACS estimates the likelihood for need of international humanitarian intervention to be high (Red alert).

This earthquake can have a high humanitarian impact since the affected region is very highly populated and has medium resilience for natural disasters.

The earthquake 15km from the city of Port-au-Prince. The nearest populated places are Bras Droit (11km), Au Silence (14km), Aboni (15km), Henry (2km), P_tionville (18km), Bellevue (13km).It is a mountainous region with a maximum altitude of 2532 m.

Source: GDACS

 

On 1/12/2010 9:53:09 PM, an earthquake of magnitude 7 and depth 10km occurred in Haiti. This earthquake potentially affected 5.4 million people. 

Source: GLIDEnumber

 

Available Space-based Information for: Haiti - Earthquake - 12/01/2010

 

Status Update (last update: 03/02/10, 09:30 CET):

 

UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER:

Contact: un-spider@unoosa.org

Link: http://www.un-spider.org



MINUSTAH:
Contact:
  
Olav Koenig
Desk Officer GIS Operation Center
DPKO (Cartographic Section)
Phone:  +1...
Email: Koenigo@un.org

ReliefWeb:
Link: http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/dbc.nsf/doc108?OpenForm&emid=EQ-2010-000009-HTI&rc=2

Available Maps: http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/rwb.nsf/db900SID/LPAA-7ZNB8B?OpenDocument&rc=2&emid=EQ-2010-000009-HTI

 

International Charter:
Activated 13/01/2010
Project Manager: Delphine Fontannaz
CNES - DCT/SI/AP
18, Avenue Edouard Belin
31401 Toulouse - Cedex 9
Email: delphine.fontannaz@cnes.fr
Phone:  +33 561 282 348 
Fax: +33 561 283 109
Charter Requestor: UNOOSA (on behalf of MINUSTAH) & COGIC

Charter Products
Link: http://www.disasterscharter.org/web/charter/activation_details?p_r_p_1415474252_assetId=ACT-287

Geographical Coordinates:
Upper Left:
Lat 18 degrees 36' 8'' N
Long 71 degrees 26' 28'' W

Lower Right:
Lat 18 degrees 28' 19'' N
Long 72 degrees 13' 31'' NW

 

World Food Programme:
Repository of Map Products and vector Files
Link: http://epmaps.wfp.org/cu

 

SERVIR:
Activated
Latest: Map identifying possible landslides in Haiti
Link: http://www.servir.net/haiti_earthquake

DigitalGlobe Haiti Resources Page
Link: 
http://www.digitalglobe.com/index.php/27/Sample+Imagery+Gallery
Crisis Event Service - Download Page
Link: http://dgl.us.neolane.net/res/dgl/survey/CES_H.jsp
Haiti Imagery Browser
Link: http://www.digitalglobe.com/content/haiti/haiti_viewer.html

SERTIT:
Link: http://sertit.u-strasbg.fr/SITE_RMS/2010/01_rms_haiti_2010/01_rms_haiti_2010.html

DLR - Center for satellite Based Crisis Information
Link: http://www.zki.dlr.de/applications/2010/haiti/182_en.html

GDACS:
Link: http://www.gdacs.org/reports.asp?eventType=EQ&ID=72809&system=asgard&location=HTI&alertlevel=Red&glide_no=EQ-2010-000009-HTI

MapAction:
Link: http://www.mapaction.org/deployments/depldetail/192.html

Redhum:
Link: http://www.redhum.org/emergencias_noticias2.php?tipo=I&id=17941&return=I

ITHACA:
Damage assessment maps
Link: http://www.ithaca.polito.it/maps.php

Google Lat Long Blog
New 15cm high-res imagery available
Link: http://google-latlong.blogspot.com/2010/01/new-imagery-of-port-au-prince.html

Google Crisis Response
Updated 20/01/10
Imagery download (incl. 15cm high res):
Link: http://www.google.com/relief/haitiearthquake/imagery.html
KML with additional layers:
Link: http://mw1.google.com/mw-earth-vectordb/haiti/Haiti-Earthquake-nl.kml
GeoEye imagery:
Link: http://www.google.com/relief/haitiearthquake/geoeye.html

WMS service provided by UN-SPIDER
Contact: chris.nicholas@unoosa.org

G-MOSAIC Rapid Mapping Service
Link: http://spatial.telespazio.it/gmosaic_haiti/

Other Web Map Services serving imagery data
ERDAS Apollo:
Link: http://apollopro.erdas.com/apollo-client/index.jsp?fullscreen=true
Hypercube Telascience:
Link: http://hypercube.telascience.org/haiti/
ERMA:
Link: https://caribbean.erma.unh.edu/erma.html

USGS Interactive Viewer and WMS GIS Resources
Link: http://hdds.usgs.gov/EO/
Viewing footprints and browse:
Link: http://jinha.info/cgi-bin/wiki/haiti_rs_table

 

Satellite Tasking No
Satellite
Time (UTC)
Area
Type
Status
Remarks
 1
 SPOT 5
 
 14-19 Jan.
 Port-au-Prince
 
 scheduled
 
 2
 BJ-1
 SensonML (red band/infrared band)
 13 Jan
 Port-au-Prince
 
 collected
 
 3
 ALOS 
 AVNIR-2
 13 Jan
 
 
 collected
 
     PALSAR  16 Jan      collected  
     AVNIR-2  23 Jan      collected  
     PRISM  23 Jan      collected  
     PAN  23 Jan      collected  
 4
 DigitalGlobe
 
 multiple dates
 
 
   WV-01  

 13 Jan
 14 Jan
 multiple collection dates

 Mapping entire region B/W
B/W
 collected
 collected

 ImageImage (png)
 Image
 Image
 Image
 Image
 Image
 Image
 Image
 Image
 Image
 Image

   WV-02   14 Jan
multiple collection dates
 Port-au-Prince  Multi spectral  collected  Image
 5
 QuickBird
 
  multiple collection dates
 Port-au-Prince
 
 collected
 6  Ikonos  

 14 Jan
 15 Jan
 17 Jan

     collected
 collected
 collected
 ftp available
(login details upon request; spaceaid@unoosa.org)
 7  GeoEye-1  

 13 Jan
 16 Jan
 18 Jan

   

 collected
 collected
 scheduled

Images (google)

 ftp available (login details upon request; spaceaid@unoosa.org)

 8
 Cosmo-Skymed
 
 15 Jan
 
   collected
 9  Formosat-2
 
 13 Jan
  14 Jan
 15 Jan
 16 Jan
 17 Jan
 Port-au-Prince
   all collected
 10  Radarsat-2    14 Jan
 15 Jan
 Port-au-Prince    collected  Images (MDA)
 11  HJ-1-A/B CCD, Hyper-spectral camera, Infrared camera  14 Jan      collected  
 12  RapidEye  

 13 Jan
 14 Jan
 15 - 17 Jan

full country coverage    collected
 collected
 collected
 
 13  EO-1    15 Jan  Port-au-Prince  ALI  collected  Image at USGS
 14  EROS-B    17 Jan  Port-au-Prince    collected  ftp available on request

 

For additional imagery requests, please contact spaceaid@unoosa.org


Vector Files:

Haiti OSM vectorial dataset
Link:http://downloads.cloudmade.com/north_america/haiti#breadcrumbs
Source:last UNJLC deployment
Date:Sept-Oct 2008 (with edits)
Info:available under the CC-SA licence allowing reuse and downloadable
Kindly provided by Nicolas Chavent

Link: http://labs.geofabrik.de/haiti/
Info: up to date data
Source: GEOFABRIK
Date: 14-01-2010

Open Route Service Site
Info: updated hourly
Link: http://openls.geog.uni-heidelberg.de/osm-haiti/

Google MapMaker Data for Haiti
open for UN and NGO use for relief efforts (no commercial use)
Link: http://mapmaker.google.com/datadownload
 

The UN Department of Field Support is releasing its base map data and PDF maps of Haiti, produced by the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH GIS) and the UN Cartographic Section, for public use.

Conditions to download and use the data and maps:

1. "MINUSTAH GIS and UN Cartographic Section" must be cited as the data source.
2. Updates must be shared with the UN Cartographic Section.

Data and maps can be downloaded from the UN Cartographic Section's website:

http://www.un.org/Depts/Cartographic/english/htmain.htm

Please send updates and questions to Ms. Alice Chow (chowa@un.org) or Mr. Olav Koenig (koenigo@un.org).

Alice Chow
Chief, Geographic Operations Unit
Cartographic Section, SSS/LSD/DFS
United Nations Headquarters
tel. 1-212-963-5001
fax. 1-212-963-3742
chowa@un.org


JRC - Damage assessment shapefiles
Link: http://dma.jrc.it/map/data/20100115_JRC_damage_200m_grid.zip

US Army Geospatial Center
Link: http://www.agc.army.mil/haiti/index.html

US Southern Command: HAITI HADR Community of Interest
Link: http://community.apan.org/pfa/haiti_hadr/default.aspx

 

ESRI:
Link: http://www.esri.com/services/disaster-response/index.html

Link: http://geoss.esri.com/geoviewer/   --> zoom in to Haiti, go to "Tools" to turn on the GeoRSS feed for Earthquakes. Tool for computing population estimates is also available.

ESRI Contact Point:
Carmelle J. Terborgh, Ph.D
Federal/Global Affairs Team Lead and Account Manager
ESRI - Washington, DC
8615 Westwood Center Drive
Vienna, Virginia 22182 USA
tel:  +1-703.506.9515 
email: cterborgh@esri.com
web: www.esri.com



Other Space-based Information:

General:

USGS:
Link: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eqinthenews/2010/us2010rja6/

Situation Reports:

OCHA Situation Report
Link: Situation Reports

 

HumaniNet – Haiti earthquake assistance (Jan 13, 2010)
HumaniNet offers three Iridium satellite phones and one BGAN which can be loaned for use by teams deploying to Haiti. They also offer advice on activating service for other satcom equipment.

Contact: info@humaninet.org
Link: www.humaninet.org

Gregg Swanson
Executive Director, HumaniNet
 (503) 957-2960  mobile
gregg@humaninet.org

Telecomms:
APSCC is collecting information from members and contacts within the satellite community on satellite usage and deployment to Haiti.  They ask for community partners to share their activities for Haiti with ASPCC to archive within their database and to share with press and media outlets, the other satellite organizations, and the satellite community. 

Please Direct Information to:
Chloe Song
Membership Communications & External Relations
Asia-Pacific Satellite Council (APSCC)
Tel: +82 31 783 6244
Fax: +82 31 783 6249
Email: chloe@apscc.or.kr



Other Links:

Haitian Times:
Link: http://www.haitiantimes.com/
Link: http://www.haitiantimes.com/pages/full_story/push?article-Earthquake+Hits+Haiti-+Community+Feels+Powerless%20&id=5531327&instance=home_news_right

Caribbean net news:
Link: http://www.caribbeannetnews.com/news-20837--2-2--.html

Disaster Information
Name: 
Earthquake in Haiti
Region: 
Haiti
Occurance Date: 
12/01/2010
latitude: 
18.457
longitude: 
-72.533