Earthquake, tsunami in southern Asia

Type of Event:

Earthquake, tsunami

Location of Event:

India; Sri Lanka, Thailand, Indonesia, Maldives, Malaysia, Myanmar (Burma)

Date of Charter Activation:

26/12/2004

Charter Requestor:

ISRO

Project Management:

NRSA; UNOOSA, CNES

 

Description of Event

A high-magnitude earthquake, 9.0 on the Richter scale, struck southern Asia at 00:58 UTC, 6:58 AM local time. The epicentre was 320 km west of Medan, just off the west coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra. The earthquake was followed by tsunamis that killed over 124,000 people, mostly in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and India. The coastal regions of India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Indonesia, Maldives, Malaysia, and Myanmar were all severely affected. Bangladesh, the Seychelles, Somalia, Kenya, and Tanzania also suffered damage and loss of life.

Satellite maps and imagery of India.
Satellite maps and imagery of Thailand and Indonesia.
Satellite maps and imagery of Sri Lanka.
Other sites providing satellite imagery

Images and/or Image Products Delivered Under the Charter
earthquale, tsunami regional map
Regional map of tsunami-affected areas, scale: 1:12,000,000
Source: GLCF, NASA, USGS.
MODIS-Terra Mosaic. Elevation data: SRTM (3 arc seconds).
Shows coastal areas under 20 meters elevation.
Map produced 28/12/2004 by UNOSAT.
Satellite imagery of southeastern India, IRS-P4, IRS-P6, National Remote Sensing Agency, Government of India
India tsunami satellite imagery

IRS-P4 OCM, IRS-P6 AWiFs imagery
26/12/2004
Courtesy National Remote Sensing Agency, Govt. of India.
High resolution version

India tsunami satellite imagery

IRS-P6 AWiFs imagery
21/12/2004-26/12/2004, before and after tsunami
Courtesy National Remote Sensing Agency, Govt. of India.
High resolution version

India tsunami satellite imagery

IRS-P6 AWiFs imagery
21/12/2004-26/12/2004, before and after tsunami
Courtesy National Remote Sensing Agency, Govt. of India.
High resolution version

India tsunami satellite imagery

IRS-P6 AWiFs imagery
21/12/2004-26/12/2004, before and after tsunami
Courtesy National Remote Sensing Agency, Govt. of India.
High resolution version

India tsunami satellite imagery

IRS-P6 AWiFs imagery
21/12/2004-26/12/2004, before and after tsunami
Courtesy National Remote Sensing Agency, Govt. of India.
High resolution version

India tsunami satellite imagery

IRS-P6 AWiFs imagery
21/12/2004-26/12/2004, before and after tsunami
Courtesy National Remote Sensing Agency, Govt. of India.
High resolution version

India tsunami satellite imagery

IRS-P6 L4 MX imagery
12/01/2004-27/12/2004, before and after tsunami
Courtesy National Remote Sensing Agency, Govt. of India.
High resolution version

India tsunami satellite imagery

IRS-P6 L4 MX imagery
12/01/2004-27/12/2004, before and after tsunami
Courtesy National Remote Sensing Agency, Govt. of India.
High resolution version

India tsunami satellite imagery

IRS-P6 L4 MX imagery
12/01/2004-27/12/2004, before and after tsunami
Courtesy National Remote Sensing Agency, Govt. of India.
High resolution version

India tsunami satellite imagery

IRS-P6 L4 MX imagery
12/01/2004-27/12/2004, before and after tsunami
Courtesy National Remote Sensing Agency, Govt. of India.
High resolution version

India tsunami satellite imagery

IRS-P6 AWiFs imagery
18/12/2004
Courtesy National Remote Sensing Agency, Govt. of India.
High resolution version

India tsunami satellite imagery

IRS-P6 AWiFs imagery
18/12/2004-28/12/2004, before and after tsunami
Courtesy National Remote Sensing Agency, Govt. of India.
High resolution version

India tsunami satellite imagery

IRS-P6 AWiFs imagery
18/12/2004-28/12/2004, before and after tsunami
Courtesy National Remote Sensing Agency, Govt. of India.
High resolution version

India tsunami satellite imagery

IRS-P6 AWiFs imagery
18/12/2004-28/12/2004, before and after tsunami
Courtesy National Remote Sensing Agency, Govt. of India.
High resolution version

India tsunami satellite imagery

IRS-P6 AWiFs imagery
18/12/2004-27/12/2004, before and after tsunami
Courtesy National Remote Sensing Agency, Govt. of India.
High resolution version

 

Other sites providing satellite imagery on the Asian disaster:
CRISPhttp://www.crisp.nus.edu.sg/tsunami/tsunami.html
DLRhttp://www.zki.caf.dlr.de/applications/2004/indian_ocean/indian_ocean_2004_en.html
SERTIThttp://sertit.u-strasbg.fr/documents/asie/asia_en.html
UNOSAThttp://unosat.web.cern.ch/unosat/asp/default.asp
USGShttp://gisdata.usgs.gov/website/Disaster_Response

 


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