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Damage evaluation map: Port-au-Prince following the earthquake on 12 January 2010



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Damage evaluation map: Port-au-Prince following the earthquake on 12 January 2010
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The map shows the complete area of the capital of the island state of Haiti, Port-au-Prince. The map of the Haitian capital, prepared using current satellite data, shows the extent of the destruction of Port-au-Prince following the disaster on 12 January 2010. The grid allows for damage analysis using various categories. The gradations have been given different colours: light yellow (0 to 10 percent destroyed), yellow (10 to 40 percent destroyed) and orange (more than 40 percent destroyed). The city centre suffered considerable destruction, many roads and buildings collapsed during the quake. In more than 1,500 individual targets, DLR scientists clearly detected completely destroyed buildings (orange triangles).

The orange rectangles show the outline of the individual map sheets. Just like the overall view, users can print out the individual maps at a larger scale and higher resolution from the website of the DLR Centre for Satellite Based Crisis Information (Zentrum für satellitengestützte Kriseninformation; ZKI) in A4 format.

Credit: DLR.