Solomon Islands 2007 Tsunami
The following images show possible regional changes following the tsunami which struck the Solomon Islands on 2 April 2007. (Gizo Island at centre of image) Various pre and post-tsunami images may be viewed using the selection box below each image. Pre tsunami images were captured between October 2006 and March 2007. Post tsunami images were captured on 7 April 2007.
The main population centre is on the eastern tip of the island, best seen using the AVNIR-2 images. The post-tsunami AVNIR-2 image was acquired using a large off-nadir look angle, thereby slightly reducing the spatial resolution. While it is difficult to see specific differences between pre and post-tsunami images in these examples, the images do provide a useful spatial context for the disaster area.
Satellite images pre (October 2006 - March 2007) and post (7 April 2007) tsunami, Solomon Islands, 2 April 2007.
Reproduced with permission from JAXA/METI
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