Disasters Charter Activations

November 2, 2010 at 3:17 pm | Posted in Space Law | Leave a comment

by P.J. Blount with the blog faculty

There have been two recent Disasters Charter activations: First, for a Tsunami in Sumatra, Indonesia:

Tsunami in Sumatra, Indonesia

Type of Event: Tsunami
Location of Event: Indonesia
Date of Charter Activation: 28/10/2010
Charter Requestor: ADRC for Indonesia National Institute of Aeronautics and Space
Project Management: AIT

Description of the Event
A two meter high tsunami struck Mentawai islands off the western coast of Sumatra, Indonesia following a 7.2 magnitude undersea earthquake on 25 October 2010 night.

More than 100 people have been killed and many more are missing after a tsunami triggered by an earthquake.

And also for a Flood in Thailand:

Flood in Thailand

Type of Event: Flood
Location of Event: Thailand
Date of Charter Activation: 29/10/2010
Charter Requestor: ARDC for Geo-Informatics and Space Development Agency of Thailand (GISTDA)
Project Management: UNOSAT

Description of the Event:
3.2 million people in 27 provinces continued to be flood affected and the central provinces of Ayutthaya, Pathum Thani and Nonthaburi were severely affected, mostly from the seawater inflows.

In the North-eastern region, Mul River water now reached Buri Ram’s Sateuk district and would reach Ubon Ratchathani on 2 November 2010 at 3,200 cubic meters/Second, whilst Chi River water will reach there on 9 November 2010.

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