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Tropical Cyclone Enawo | 03.07.17

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    Intense Tropical Cyclone Enawo made landfall in north-eastern Madagascar’s Sava region on 7 March and then moved southward in an arc across central and south-eastern parts of the country as a tropical depression before exiting the country on the morning of 10 March. Madagascar’s National Office for the Management of Risks and Crises (BNGRC) recently reported 295,950 people have been affected by the cyclone, including 84,660 who remain displaced. The number of deaths due to the storm has risen to 50 with 20 people missing and 195 injured.

    The released imagery can be downloaded here.

Hurricane Matthew | 10.09.16

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    In October 2016, Hurricane Matthew wrought widespread destruction across the Caribbean and eastern United States. An estimated 1,600 lives were lost, and damages have been estimated at $10.5 billion. Haiti was hit especially hard, as the hurricane, persistent winds and severe flooding left 1.4 million people in need of humanitarian aid.

    The released imagery and Tomnod crowdsourcing results can be downloaded here.

Ecuador | 04.16.16

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    On April 16, 2016, Ecuador experienced a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake which resulted in the deaths of more than 600 people and left another 27,000 people injured. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, this was the strongest earthquake to impact Ecuador since 1979 and President Rafael Correa declared a national state of emergency.

    To support the disaster response in-country, within less than three days DigitalGlobe released before and after imagery of the areas impacted, as well as crowdsourced data layers identifying damaged buildings, impassable roads and other sites of major destruction. To provide maximum assistance to the relief efforts, these data were released in the public domain under a CC0 license. DigitalGlobe worked closely with partners such as the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team and the United Nations to ensure that the information was disseminated as quickly and broadly as possible.

    Here is an interactive map showing the results from our Tomnod crowdsourcing campaign.

    The released imagery can be downloaded here.

Hurricane Patricia | 10.23.15

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    In late October 2015, Hurricane Patricia, the second-most intense tropical cyclone on record worldwide, made landfall in western Mexico. Total damage was estimated in excess of US$323.3 million, primarily in agricultural and infrastructure losses in rural areas of Mexico and flood damage in neighboring countries in Central America and southern Texas.

    The released imagery can be downloaded here.

Nepal | 04.25.15

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    In April, 2015, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Nepal killed more than 8,000 people and injured more than 21,000 people. The earthquake caused extensive damage, destroying entire villages across the country as well as many UNESCO World Heritage Sites.Four days after the earthquake, DigitalGlobe released before and after imagery of the affected regions to support disaster response efforts. We also tasked our satellites to collect additional post-event imagery in the following days. More than 58,000 people contributed to the Tomnod crowdsourcing campaign, tagging more than 21,000 damaged buildings and roads and areas of major destruction.

    The released imagery can be downloaded here.

Haiti | 01.12.10

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    On January 12, 2010, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit Port-au-Price, Haiti. An estimated 100,000 to 160,000 people were killed and around 250,000 homes were severely damaged.

    In the following days, DigitalGlobe tasked our constellation of satellites to collect imagery of the affected area. More than 6.7 terabytes of data were made available to the United Nations and relief agencies.

    The released imagery can be downloaded here.

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