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Haiti earthquake January 2010: damage assessment

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A comprehensive atlas of all damage caused in Haiti by the magnitude 7.0 earthquake on 12 January 2010 is now available to help planning recovery and reconstruction measures. The atlas, based on the comparison between pre-disaster satellite imagery and post-disaster aerial photos, provides an overview of building damage in the main affected cities in Haiti showing that almost 60,000 buildings were either destroyed or very heavily damaged. A number of critical infrastructures such as government buildings, educational structures and hospitals have collapsed or are severely damaged.

These findings follow the preliminary rapid damage assessment carried out by the JRC's Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen (IPSC) based on the analysis of very high resolution satellite imagery acquired before and after the disaster.

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Damage assessment maps

For more documents and reports, see also: www.gdacs.org 

Total Number of Damages or Destroyed structures per 200 meters Grid cells

Total Number of Damages or Destroyed structures per 200 meters Grid cells© EU (2010)
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Haiti earthquake: Port au Prince centre damage assessment

Haiti earthquake: Port au Prince centre damage assessment © EU (2010)
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Haiti earthquakes: landslide risk (14/01/2010)

Haiti earthquakes: landslide risk (14/01/2010) © EU (2010)
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Haiti earthquakes: affected Infrastructure

Haiti earthquakes: affected Infrastructure © EU (2010)
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Haiti earthquakes: infrastructure Port-au-Prince

Haiti earthquakes: infrastructure Port-au-Prince © EU (2010)
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Haiti earthquake January 2010 Damage Assessment Map

Haiti earthquake: damage assessment map © EU (2010)
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The Haiti Building Damage Atlas cover

The Haiti Building Damage Atlas cover page shows the sheet lines of the Atlas for Port-au-Prince and single map ID’s on top of the identified damages. © EU/UN/The World Bank (2010)
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The Haiti Building Damage Atlas

This map shows an example of an atlas map sheet with the aerial photograph in the background, the identified damages and additional information such as road names. © EU/UN/The World Bank (2010)
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