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Planetek Italia and European Space Imaging support earthquake emergency operations.

By [email protected] - 21st September 2016 - 14:13

European Space Imaging and its long-term partner Planetek Italia sprang into action to support disaster relief efforts by supplying the first available very high-resolution satellite imagery to emergency services and the media just hours after the recent earthquake struck Italy. The imagery was captured by the WorldView-2 satellite over the affected region showing the extent of the damages caused. The high-resolution imagery was immediately made available to the Italian Emergency Services. The earthquake hit at around 3:30 am of August 24th, and early that morning Planetek asked European Space Imaging to collect imagery of affected areas through its local ground station. A few hours after the earthquake, around 10:20 UTC, European Space Imaging acquired and provided the first image of Amatrice, Italy in 40 cm resolution. The towns of Amatrice, Accumoli, Pescara del Tronto and Arquata del Tronto have been completely devastated.

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