Bajinder Pal Singh
Huddled in an inconspicuous corner, eyes transfixed on their computer monitors, a group of young experts wait for satellite images to arrive. A disaster has just struck Indonesia, and the twin impact of the earthquake and the tsunami it triggered could be devastating. The initial ping about an impending disaster has proved true, and the International Disaster Charter has just been activated.
Description of the event
A volcano on Papua New Guinea's Kadovar island has erupted, sending plumes of steam and ash 800m into the air with experts warning seismic activity beneath the volcano means an eruption could be imminent.
Thousands of people have been evacuated from the surrounding islands near Papua New Guinea's north coast with resources being deployed to support the relief effort. Flights around the area have been cancelled and ships warned to stay at a distance from the island.
This map shows satellite-detected landslides which has affected La Pan Tan, Mu Chang Trai District, in Yen Bai Province, Vietnam
This map shows satellite-detected landslides which has affected Mo De and Che Cu Nha Commune, Mu Chang Trai District, in Yen Bai Province, Vietnam