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Landslide in China

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Type of Event:
Landslide
Location of Event:
China
Date of Charter Activation:
24 June 2017
Time of Charter Activation:
10:32:00
Time zone of Charter Activation:
UTC+08:00
Charter Requestor:
National Disaster Reduction Center of China
Activation ID:
538
Project Management:
NDRCC

Description of the event

Heavy rain triggered a landslide on 24 June which buried Xinmo, a remote village in north Sichuan, China.

The landslide slid half a mile covering parts of the village and blocking a 2km stretch of river. 10 people died and it was initially feared that many more could have fallen victim to the disaster. 40 buildings were destroyed and local police closed roads to aid the rescue effort which involved over 3000 people, many of which were volunteers.

Landslides are a regular occurrence in Sichuan province - which is also prone to earthquakes - though officials say the scale of this disaster is unprecedented.

Post-disaster image for landslide monitoring, Xinmo Village

Source: TerraSAR-X
Acquired: 30/06/2017

Copyright: TerraSAR-X © DLR e. V. 2017, Distribution: Airbus DS Geo GmbH
Map produced by NDRCC

Post-disaster image for landslide monitoring, Xinmo Village

Source: Pleiades
Acquired: 30/06/2017

Copyright: Pleiades © CNES (2017) - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
Map produced by NDRCC

Post-disaster image for landslide monitoring, Xinmo Village

Source: Pleiades
Acquired: 29/06/2017

Copyright: Pleiades © CNES (2017) - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
Map produced by NDRCC

Post-disaster image for landslide monitoring, Xinmo Village

Source: RapidEye
Acquired: 27/06/2017

Copyright: RapidEye data © Planet (2017) - All rights reserved
Map produced by NDRCC

Post-disaster image for landslide monitoring, Xinmo Village

Source: ALOS
Acquired: 26/06/2017

Copyright: © JAXA 2017
Map produced by NDRCC

Post-disaster image for landslide monitoring, Xinmo Village

Source: KOMPSAT-5
Acquired: 26/06/2017

Copyright: © KARI 2017
Map produced by NDRCC

Post-disaster image for landslide monitoring, Xinmo Village

Source: Sentinel-1
Acquired: 24/06/2017

Copyright: Sentinel-1 © Copernicus Sentinel data (2017)
Map produced by NDRCC

Pre-disaster image for landslide monitoring, Xinmo Village

Source: Rapideye
Acquired: 07/04/2017

Copyright: RapidEye data © Planet (2017) - All rights reserved
Map produced by NDRCC

Pre-disaster image for landslide monitoring, Xinmo Village

Source: WorldView-2
Acquired: 09/01/2016

Copyright: WorldView-2 © DigitalGlobe 2017
Map produced by NDRCC

Landslide monitoring, Xinmo Village

Source: WorldView-2 & Pleiades
Acquired: Pre-disaster: 09/01/2016
Post-disaster: 30/06/2017

Copyright: WorldView-2 © DigitalGlobe 2017
Pleiades © CNES (2017) - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
Map produced by NDRCC