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Preliminary Co-seismic Landslide Inventory Map for Muisne, Ecuador (26 Apr 2016)

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This satellite image interpretation shows a landslide inventory map produced by the British Geological Survey. The scale of mapping was between 1:1,000 and 1:10,000 and the satellite image resolution is 0.5 m. Insets show detailed mapping.

This area is located some 30 km north of the epicentre. Only 18 landslides were identified (at medium to low confidence) with two affecting roads and one potentially affecting a dike. The satellite image signatures of landslides and of cleared /tilled fields are very similar ? as indicated in the example in the top right inset. Field verification is therefore essential.

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