Development & Construction Disaster Response Energy and Infrastructure Environmental Monitoring GeoEye-1 Natural Disasters

Satellite Images of Devastating Earthquake in Haiti

GeoEye-1 satellite sensor captured a high resolution satellite image of the most devastating earthquake of the century that hit Port-au-Prince, Haiti on Tuesday January 12th. The quake killing around 170,000 people possibly more and leaving one million homeless, without  food or water as a result of a 7.0-magnitude earthquake.

Destruction to buildings, hospitals and roads left Haitians with a shortage on medical supplies and doctors for the injured and no equipment to move the rubble and debris. With many dead and not knowing what to do, people are having to pile bodies in the streets and leaving many with no relief or hope.

satellite image haiti earthquake port au prince geoeye-1

GeoEye-1 Satellite Image – Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Post Earthquake – January 13, 2010

Image copyright © DigitalGlobe – All rights reserved.

GeoEye-1 satellite image above was taken from 423 miles in space at 10:27 am EST on Jan. 13, 2010 as it moved from north to south over the Caribbean at a speed of four miles per second. Ground resolution is half meter (19 inches).

The 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck shortly before 5 p.m. Tuesday, centered about 10 miles (15 kilometers) southwest of Port-au-Prince, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. It could be felt strongly in eastern Cuba, more than 200 miles away due to the earthquake being shallow meaning that the energy that was released is very close to the surface. The earthquake’s power matched that of several nuclear bombs and about 3 million people were affected by the quake.

Haiti sits on a large fault that has caused catastrophic quakes in the past, but this one was described as among the most powerful to hit the region.

satellite image Presidents palace 2008 haiti port au prince

IKONOS (0.8 m) Satellite Image – President’s Palace (2008)

Before earthquake – Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Image copyright © DigitalGlobe – All rights reserved.

satellite image presidents palace 2010 haiti port au prince

GeoEye-1 Satellite Image – President’s Palace (2010)

After earthquake – Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Image copyright © DigitalGlobe – All rights reserved.

satellite image Haiti port au prince before earthquake

IKONOS (0.8 m) Satellite Image – (2008)

Before earthquake – Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Image copyright © DigitalGlobe – All rights reserved.

satelliet image Haiti port au prince after earthquake january 2010

GeoEye-1 Satellite Image – (2010)

After earthquake – Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Image copyright © DigitalGlobe – All rights reserved.

 

 

Comments are closed.

Powered by: Wordpress