- Due to heavy torrential rains, Landslides/Mudflows have occurred in Mbale District, Uganda
- As of 13 October 2018, there were landslides/mudflows satellite-detected in Bufutsa and Bumushisho Parishes
- This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR – UNOSAT.
On 28 September 2018, a magnitude 7.5 earthquake had it’s epicenter in Indonesia’s Central Sulawesi province triggering a tsunami with waves upto 3 metres high and landslides that resulted in widespread damage and loss of lives. The earthquake occured less than two months after a series of earthquake in Indonesia’s Lombok island.
This map illustrates satellite-detected landslide at in Bukalasi and surrounding areas located close to Mount Elgon in Manjiya District, Eastern Region, Uganda, as seen on Pleiades-1 satellite imagery with 0.5m resolution, collected on 13 October 2018. The analysis of the image shows that landslides and overflowed waters/mud seem to have hit Bukalasi along the stream and have potentially affected several houses and also caused cut of roads. This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR - UNOSAT.
A magnitude 7.5 earthquake occurred off the central Indonesian Island of Sulawesi on 28 September triggering a tsunami with 3 metre high waves.
At least 844 people are reported to have lost their lives, 600 have been hospitalized and almost 50,000 people have been displaced. Vice-President Jusuf Kalla has said the final death toll could be in the thousands.
The worst affected areas were the city of Palu where buildings and other infrastructure with rescuers still unable to reach the Donggala regency where 300,000 reside.
Damage assessment of Taipa area in Central Sulawesi