Flood in Pakistan

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Type of Event Flood
Location of Event Pakistan
Date of Charter Activation 12/05/2010
Charter Requestor UNOOSA on behalf of UNOCHA, Islamabad, Pakistan
Project Management ESA, François Boubila

Description of the Event

On 4th January 2010, a massive landslide caused a wide blockage across Hunza River at Ataabad, 15 KMs east of Karimabad (Hunza-Nagar district). The blockage has created a lake that has inundated the Ainabad and Shishkat villages and the Karakoram Highway. Crops have been destroyed and hundreds of people have been displaced. The lake is expected to overflow within the next days.

Images and/or Image product Delivered under the Charter

Hunza River,Hunza-Nagar District, Gilgit

Source: Pre-event ALOS AVNIR 2; post-event SPOT, SPOT-4

Acquired: Pre-event 10/09/2009; post-event 21/05/2010, 31/05/2010

Copyright METI, NASA, JAXA, NGA, USGS, OCHA, Open Street Map
Image processing, map created 02/06/2010 by UNITAR / UNOSAT