Earthquake damage detection using high-resolution satellite images

Fumio Yamazaki, Ken'ichi Kouchi, Masayuki Kohiyama, Nanae Muraoka, Masashi Matsuoka

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Abstract

QuickBird observed the city of Zemmouri, Algeria, before and after the May 21, 2003 Algeria earthquake. Using the pre-event and post-event pan-sharpened images, visual inspection of building damage was carried out by the five authors of this paper individualy. A total 1,399 buildings were classified into five damage levels of European Micro-seismic Scale. The results from the different interpreters were reasonably close for collapsed buildings but the difference becomes larger for smaller damage levels. The locations of refugee tents in the two post-event images were also identified. These observations indicate that high-resolution satellite images can provide quite useful information to emergency management after natural disasters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages2280-2283
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
Event2004 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium Proceedings: Science for Society: Exploring and Managing a Changing Planet. IGARSS 2004 - Anchorage, AK, United States
Duration: 2004 Sep 202004 Sep 24

Other

Other2004 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium Proceedings: Science for Society: Exploring and Managing a Changing Planet. IGARSS 2004
CountryUnited States
CityAnchorage, AK
Period04/9/2004/9/24

Keywords

  • Building damage
  • QuickBird
  • The 2003 Algeria earthquake
  • Visual inspection
  • Zemmouri City

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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    Yamazaki, F., Kouchi, K., Kohiyama, M., Muraoka, N., & Matsuoka, M. (2004). Earthquake damage detection using high-resolution satellite images. 2280-2283. Paper presented at 2004 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium Proceedings: Science for Society: Exploring and Managing a Changing Planet. IGARSS 2004, Anchorage, AK, United States.