This map illustrates satellite-detected
areas of likely building and vegetation damages caused by the magnitude
8.0 earthquake and resulting tsunami on 29 September 2009. A total of 11
damage sites were identified based on post-disaster satellite imagery collected
on 2-3 October 2009. Each site has a corresponding high resolution focus
map within the PDF document. Damage identification was significantly restricted
by heavy cloud and shadow coverage, as well as by spatial resolution of
the imagery. It is probable therefore that damages have been underestimated.
This assessment is a preliminary analysis & has not yet been validated
in the field.