<img src="http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/wiredscience/2010/01/haiti_1a.jpg" alt="" /> The pictures and video from on-the-ground reports in Haiti following the magnitude 7 earthquake Tuesday are truly heartbreaking. But it is difficult to imagine the full extent of the damage to that country and its capital, Port-au-Prince, in particular. These new satellite images released Wednesday by Google and GeoEye show the devastation from above, giving a new view of the severity of this disaster. We’ve posted some of the images here. You can also scan the entire city with Google Earth .
Red alert for shaking-related fatalities and economic losses. High casualties and extensive damage are probable and the disaster is likely widespread. Past red alerts have required a national or international response. Estimated economic losses are 20-100% GDP of Haiti. PAGER content is automatically generated, and only considers losses due to structural damage. Limitations of input data, shaking estimates, and loss models may add uncertainty.
Earthquake Summary Earthquake Summary Poster 2/23/10-USGS Updates Assessment of Earthquake Hazard and Safety in Haiti and the Caribbean Felt Reports
<img class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-17009" title="google_haiti_hires1" src="http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/wiredscience/2010/01/google_haiti_hires1-660x561.jpg" alt="google_haiti_hires1" width="660" height="561" /> Google has released new, higher-resolution satellite images of the Port-au-Prince area of Haiti that was devastated by a magnitude 7.0 earthquake on Jan. 12. <img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-17034" title="haiti_promo1" src="http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/wiredscience/2010/01/haiti_promo1.jpg" alt="haiti_promo1" width="220" height="210" /> The new impressively detailed photos were taken on Sunday, Jan. 17 and have resolution of around 6 inches, according to Google.
Séisme en Haïti Dossier réalisé par François Jarraud , avec la participation de Béatrice Crabère, Eric Jourdan, Jean-Pierre Gallerand, Norbert Troufflard, Christine Reymond, Monique Royer, Nathalie Doudet. C'est une des pires catastrophes de ce siècle. Le séisme d'Haïti a eu lieu mardi 12 janvier 2010 vers 17 h (locale) (vers 23 h en France). Il frappe une région peuplée d'environ 4 millions de personnes et 2 millions au moins se situent dans la zone de destruction.
<img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-16940" title="haiti_enriquillo-plaintain_garden_fault_map2" src="http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/wiredscience/2010/01/haiti_enriquillo-plaintain_garden_fault_map2.jpg" alt="haiti_enriquillo-plaintain_garden_fault_map2" width="660" height="491" /> Since the ground shook Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, on Jan. 12 and sent the densely populated city into chaos, scientists have been harnessing every possible tool to quickly assemble a detailed picture of a region in which scientific research had already been difficult to conduct. <img class="size-full wp-image-11123 alignright" title="sciencenews" src="http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/wiredscience/2009/09/sciencenews.gif" alt="sciencenews" width="200" height="40" />
By topomatt, on January 12th, 2010 On Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 4:53 PM, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck near Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. Relief agencies and scientific agencies from all over the world have been compiling maps and other data to aid in relief efforts. Over the last several days I’ve been trying to help compile maps and other GIS data into KML format for Google Earth.