Friday, January 15, 2010

Haiti Earthquake disaster.

GeoEye-1 satellite from 423 miles in space.
by
Dr. Nitish Priyadarshi

Above is a photo that contains an "AFTER THE QUAKE" satellite image of Port-au-Prince taken by GeoEye-1 satellite 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 4 miles per second. Ground resolution is half meter (19 inches).
This photograph was send to me by Mr.James Davis Manager of Digital Communications.
You can see the Haitian National Palace located just to the right of the center of the image. It looks like a white inverted letter "E."To see the imagery at its best resolution you can zoom-in to any area within the image.The imagery clearly shows extensive damage throughout the city. One can see roads covered with debris from collapsed structures, people crowded in the streets and in open public places such as sports fields and stadiums. Many buildings appear to be flattened. The white-colored National Palace shows damage along the roof line.
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