Product ID: 3289 - English
Published: 25 May, 2021
GLIDE: VO20210523COD


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This map illustrates potentially affected structures and buildings in Nyiragongo district, Nord-Kivu province, DR Congo as detected by satellite image acquired after the eruption of Mount Nyiragongo volcano on 22 May 2021. UNITAR-UNOSAT analysis used a TerraSAR-X image acquired on 24 May 2021, at 16:13 UTC, to observe the lava flow. Within the analysis extent, about 1,600 structures are potentially affected by the lava flow.
This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR-UNOSAT.
Important Note: Lava flow analysis from radar images may overestimate the presence of the lava tract due to the backscattering properties of the radar signal.
Satellite Data (Post): TerraSAR-X
Imagery Dates: 24 May 2021
Resolution: 3 m
Copyright: TerraSAR-X © DLR e.V. (2021), Distribution Airbus DS Geo GmgH
Source: DLR
Boundary data : OCHA Congo
City Boundary: Wikimapia
Population data : WorldPop and HRSL
Buildings : OpenStreetMap
Other analysis: USGS
Background ESRI World Imagery