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Sentinel-2 maps Indonesia earthquake

05 October 2018

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A 7.5-magnitude earthquake and tsunami hit Indonesia on 28 September, destroying homes and hundreds of lives. As the death toll continues to rise, the effects of this natural disaster are far-reaching, with hundreds of thousands of people seeking access food, water and shelter in the aftermath of this tragedy.

Satellite data can be used to support international disaster risk management efforts, such as those in Indonesia. One of the ways in which ESA is contributing to this area is through leading a range of activities in the framework of the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS) Working Group on Disasters.

Source: ESA

Image credit: Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2018), processed by the French Geological Survey (BRGM) - Indonesia earthquake displacement data

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