Centre for Remote Imaging, Sensing and Processing

Introduction

Introduction

On 26 Dec 2004, 00:58:53 UTC (7:58:53 am local time), a magnitude 9.0 earthquake occurred off the west coast of northern Sumatra, Indonesia. The epi-centre was located under sea water at 3.32 N 95.85 E. This is the fourth largest earthquake in the world since 1900. The earthquake generated tsunamis which swept across the Indian Ocean within hours. Over 120,000 people lost their lives in this disaster. Areas near to the epicentre in Indonesia, especially Aceh, were devastated by the earthquake and tsunamis. The tsunamis also affected Phuket and surrounding areas in Thailand, Penang in Malaysia, Sri Lanka, India, and places as far as Somalia in Africa

The satellite images of the Tsunami affected areas in this web page were acquired by the Centre for Remote Imaging, Sensing and Processing at the National University of Singapore. They show the effects of the tsunamis on the affected areas in Indonesia, Thailand and island of India.

Permission is given to link to this page (http://www.crisp.nus.edu.sg/tsunami/tsunami.html).

MANDATORY CREDIT:
Images acquired and processed by CRISP, National University of Singapore
IKONOS image © CRISP 2004
SPOT image © CNES 2004
ERS image © ESA 2004
TERRA Modis image, NASA 2004

Please direct any enquiry to : crisp@nus.edu.sg

Unusual wave patterns off Thailand's coast (26 Dec 2004)

> View scene details (26 Dec 2004)

> View images captured on 26 Dec 2004

SPOT 4 Images

 

Khao Lak, Thailand

> View scene details (13 Jan 2003)

> View scene details (29 Dec 2004)

> View images captured on 13 Jan 2003 and 29 Dec 2004

> View images - (large image file size)

IKONOS images

 

Khao Lak, Thailand

> View Flythrough - (File size : 8.5Mb)

Source Image : IKONOS (29 Dec 2004)

Source DEM : SRTM (courtesy of USGS)

 

Aceh Besar district, Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia

> View scene details (10 Jan 2003)

> View scene details (29 Dec 2004)

> View images captured on 10 Jan 2003 and 29 Dec 2004

View images (large image file size) > page 1 | page 2

IKONOS images

 

Meulaboh, Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia

> View scene details (17 Aug 2004)

> View scene details (7 Jan 2005)

> View images captured on 17 Aug 2004 and 7 Jan 2005
(images in false colour; red denotes vegetation)

IKONOS images

 

Katchall island, part of Nicobar islands, India

> View scene details (10 Jul 2004)

> View scene details (28 Dec 2004)

> View images captured on 10 Jul 2004 and 28 Dec 2004

SPOT 5 Images

 

Aceh Barat district, Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia

> View scene details (08 Dec 2004)

> View scene details (29 Dec 2004)

> View images captured on 08 Dec 2004 and 29 Dec 2004

SPOT 5 Images

 

Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia

> View scene details (17 Dec 2004)

> View scene details (29 Dec 2004)

> View images captured on 17 Dec and 29 Dec 2004

TERRA MODIS Images

 

Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia

> View scene details (6 Jan 2005)

> View image captured on 6 Jan 2005

ERS Images

 

Quicklook Browse

Here is a selection of browse images (reduced resolution thumbnails) of tsunami affected region from our data catalog. Please click < HERE > to view this selection of browse images.