Saint Barthélemy Island after Hurricane Irma
Pléiades acquired this 50cm resolution optical image of Saint Barthélemy Island after Hurricane Irma on 09 October 2017.
In September 2017, the island of Saint-Barthélemy, also known as St. Barths or St. Barts, was hit by Hurricane Irma the most powerful Atlantic Ocean storm recorded. With wind speeds of up to 185mph (297km/h), Irma caused damage and devastation to the small Caribbean island.
A volcanic island fully encircled by shallow reefs, Saint Barthélemy has an area of nine square miles and a population of over 9 thousand. It is located approximately 250 kilometres (160 miles) east of Puerto Rico and the nearer Virgin Islands, St. Barthélemy lies immediately south-east of the islands of Saint Martin and Anguilla.
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Credit: CNES 2017, Distribution Airbus DS