Destruction in Zamboanga City, Mindanao, Philippines

Fri, 20 Sep 2013 21:28:27 GMT
Product ID: 1824 - English
Published: 20 Sep, 2013
GLIDE: CE20130918PHL
FootPrint (Lat x Long, WSG84 Geographic, decimal degrees)
TopLeft: 6.997025 x 122.185266
BottomRight: 6.907806 x 122.014023

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This damage assessment by UNITAR/UNOSAT was done based on a request from UNOCHA and provides an overview of areas of damage in Zamboanga City, Philippines, as of 17 September 2013 using imagery collected by the WorldView-2 satellite. UNOSAT reviewed a portion of the city for indications of damage and destruction resulting from violence occurring following events of 9 September 2013. Results indicate 3 primary areas of destruction and portions of the Mariki, Rio Hondo, and Santa Catalina barangays were apparently burned (see Figures 1, 2, and 3). No apparent damage was identified outside these specific areas. A total of 3,419 structures were identified as destroyed, most likely by fire, with an undetermined number of proximate structures possibly damaged. The locations of these features are detailed in Map 1. This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR/UNOSAT.
Satellite Data (1): WorldView-2
Imagery Dates: 17 September 2013
Resolution: 50 cm
Copyright: DigitalGlobe
Source: European Space Imaging
Satellite Data (2): GeoEye-1
Imagery Dates: 28 August 2013
Resolution: 50 cm
Copyright: DigitalGlobe
Source: European Space Imaging
Road Data : OSM (via
Analysis : UNITAR / UNOSAT
Production: UNITAR / UNOSAT
Analysis conducted with ArcGIS v10.1