Amatrice earthquake damage, Italy
These RapidEye images of the town of Amatrice in central Italy clearly show the damage that the devastating 6.2 magnitude quake had on the town. They were acquired on 4 and 25 August 2016.
In the 25 August image, many of the town's red tile roofs have disappeared—some because the building collapsed, or were covered in grey dust. Open spaces next to the town turned from green to blue, likely filled with blue tarps or tents erected to house displaced residents.
In the immediate aftermath of a disaster, high cadence 5-metre-class satellite imagery can help emergency responders allocate resources to the areas in need. This medium-resolution imagery also enables officials to survey wide areas for the effects of disasters that occur away from human habitation, like landslides or damaged infrastructure.
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Credit: Image © 2016 Planet - Additional editing and text by the eoPortal team.
Before - 4 August 2016
After - 25 August 2016