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RADI Shares Pre-earthquake Satellite Data on Quake-hit Xinjiang
 Date: 2014-02-13  Page Views:

A 7.3 magnitude earthquake hit Yutian County in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous region with a focal depth of 12 kilometers at about 17:19 on February 12, 2014, and was followed by smaller quakes.


With rich experience in disaster monitoring, the Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth (RADI) launched its emergency response system immediately, and took a range of measures for disaster monitoring and assessment.


Based on the automatic and powerful data processing system of RADI, the THEOS and LANDSAT-8 datasets, covering the related area and dated before the quake, were produced efficiently, and then became available for sharing to public through the homepage of RADI since 22:00 on the day.


Meanwhile, RADI keeps in close touch with related governmental departments, domestic and international satellite management agencies so as to track the latest progress of the quake and its relief, and to obtain more update satellite monitoring data promptly.  All the datasets, pre- and post- earthquake, will play an important role for the scientists to interpret and assess the quake effect, therefore providing decision-making suggestions to national authorities.


By the time of 11:00 on February 13, the satellite images for sharing  listed below:


Download link:  FTP://  User: yutiandataPSD: yutian2014


A map showing the location of the epicenter and its surrounding area. 


THEOS satellite image of the epicenter area before the quake (September12, 2013). 



THEOS satellite image of the pre-quake area (Yutian County Seat on 12 September 2013).


THEOS satellite image of the Aqiang town, Yutian County (October 7, 2013)






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