Product ID: 1452 - English
Published: 18 Jun, 2010
GLIDE: CE-2010-000113-KGZ

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This is an initial, qualitative damage summary for the city of Bazar-Kurgan, based on crisis satellite imagery acquired the morning of 18 June 2010. There are two main zones of building damages, located in the center and north-east of the city. Within each zone, there are multiple, smaller clusters of affected buildings, the vast majority of which appear to be totally destroyed. A preliminary assessment of building damage signatures indicates that arson was the probable cause because of the prevalence of destroyed rooftops with visibly intact load-bearing walls, a common signature of fire-related damages; a finding supported by the satellite detection of two active fire zones within the city at 8:10 UTC (2:10 local time) on 13 June 2010 (see UNOSAT Emergency Analysis 1). Almost all affected buildings appear to have been residential or situated within residential neighborhoods, however there are a few cases of destroyed or severely damaged industrial warehouses or commercial / government facilities. No damages have been observed to the transportation network (e.g. roads, bridges) or other key infrastructure sites within the city. Virtually all affected buildings are directly accessible from main primary or secondary roads. A preliminary estimate of the total number of destroyed/damaged buildings within the city is approximately 200 to 300. A more detailed quantitative building damage assessment for Bazar-Kurgan will be released in a forthcoming report. This is an initial damage assessment and has not yet been validated on the ground. Please send additions / corrections to UNITAR / UNOSAT at Map scale for A4: 1:2,000; Projection : UTM Zone 43N, Datum : WGS-84.
Satellite Imagery : QuickBird 02
Resolution : 60cm
Imagery Date : 18 June 2010
Source : Eurimage S.p.A.
Copyright : DigitalGlobe 2010
Fire Data : MODIS Aqua - Terra
Fire Processing : U.of Maryland, NASA
Fire Dates : 9 - 14 June 2010
Elevation Data : Aster GDEM
Source : METI & NASA 2009
Admin. Data : OCHA
Road & City Data : Google MapMaker
Report Analysis : UNITAR / UNOSAT
Report Production : UNITAR / UNOSAT
Report Date : 18 June 2010