Afghanistan Landslide Ab Barek, Province Badakhshan - May 02, 2014 (as of 7 May 2014)

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A massive landslide occurred on May 02, 2014 at Ab Barek town in Badakhshan Province (northeastern Afghanistan). A section of mountain collapsed following torrential rains. About 300 homes are buried: over 2000 people are missing, many are homeless.

This map depicts preliminary analysis of what occurred based on SPOT 5 (17th Jan 2014) and Worldview 2 (02 May, 2014) satellite images. Cyan polygon shows the landmass which has moved towards the north-east. Tents/shelters along roadside could be seen in the upper right corner. The landslide has also choked the river, which might result in a landslide-induced dam, posing threat to the settlements downstream.

The map was produced on May 07, 2014 by the Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO), in collaboration with the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).