|Global Connection Project|
Pakistan Earthquake October 2005
Disaster Relief Imaging
On October 8, 2005, a magnitude 7.6 earthquake damaged a widespread area across northern Pakistan and border areas of India, flattening buildings and triggering massive landslides. Over 70,000 people lost their lives, and many more were injured or left without shelter.
Travel was difficult in the mountainous area before the quake, but the landslides made it impossible to reach much of the region by ground. Satellite imagery was important to help understand which routes were blocked by landslides, and which remote areas needed the most help.
LOADING INTO GOOGLE EARTH
To view satellite imagery of the landslides and structures damaged by the Pakistani earthquake, please click on Pakistan earthquake dynamic overlay. This link should download a file and automatically bring up Google Earth (if not, see the help below).
For more resources, please browse to http://gc.cs.cmu.edu/rapid/pakistan/.