Product ID: 2195 - English
Published: 17 Apr, 2015
GLIDE: LS20150409BDI


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This map illustrates satellite-detected areas of landslide and flash flood damage in the village of Rutunga, about 25 km south of Bujumbura, Burundi. Following heavy rains occurring 29 March 2015 in the region, a landslide and flash flood affected Rutunga, Bujumbura Rural Province. Using a satellite image acquired 3 April 2015 by the GeoEye-1 satellite, UNOSAT delineated the main landslide area that contains the overflowing of the river as well as mudflow areas. The black arrows indicate areas of landslide probably caused by flash floods and the red arrow points to a missing area of shoreline terrain possibly collapsed by the storm. The map extent shows how the National Highway 3 has been heavily affected along more than 2 kilometres and more than 60 structures were found to be severely damaged or destroyed. This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR / UNOSAT.
Satellite Data (1): GeoEye-1
Imagery Dates: 3 April 2015
Resolution: 50 cm
Copyright: DigitalGlobe
Source: European Space Imaging
Satellite Data (2): WorldView-3
Imagery Date: 27 December 2014
Resolution: 50 cm
Copyright: DigitalGlobe
Source: European Space Imaging
Road Data : UNOSAT
Other Data: Red Cross
Analysis : UNITAR / UNOSAT
Production: UNITAR / UNOSAT
Analysis conducted with ArcGIS v10.2