Solomon Islands 2007 Tsunami


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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.

Thanks to the Sentinel Asia Project and JAXA for their assistance in acquiring post tsunami images.


Before Solomon Islands 2007 Tsunami After Solomon Islands 2007 Tsunami

Satellite images pre (October 2006 - March 2007) and post (7 April 2007) tsunami, Solomon Islands, 2 April 2007.
Reproduced with permission from JAXA/METI

Topic contact: Last updated: October 27, 2011