Satellite Images of Beirut Explosion Site

European Space Imaging Reports

BEIRUT, LEBANON: Satellite Images Show Explosion Damage

 
Satellite image at 50 cm resolution showing the epicentre of the explosion at the Beirut port in comparison to the before image.
📷 05/08/2020 & 31/07/2020 by WorldView-2  © European Space Imaging
Munich, 05/08/20


At least 100 people have died and 4,000 people have been wounded in a massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon on Tuesday 4th August 2020.


Very High Resolution (VHR) satellite images captured only hours ago with WorldView-2 by European Space Imaging highlight the scope of the damage to the surrounding blast site. Almost 20 buildings have been completely destroyed, whilst hundreds of other surrounding buildings have been significantly damaged. A cruise ship has been overturned and four tankers have been damaged. According to AIS data, this cruise ship is the "Orient Queen" sailing under the flag of Bahamas and originating from port King Abdullah, Saudi Arabia. 

It has been reported in the media that the explosion at Beirut's port resulted in the damage of 90% of the hotels in the Lebanese capital and that the blasts could be felt up to 200 km away in Cyprus. 

"When disaster strikes, VHR satellite imagery can provide critical information for emergency relief operations to evaluate the extent of damage and get an entire overview of the scene,"  said Adrian Zevenbergen, Managing Director, European Space Imaging. "It supplies crisis management teams with logistical insights for planning and helps to monitor and detect any changes that may be critical to minimising or even eliminating further catastrophe."

The cause of the explosion is still unknown, however it has been reported that the blasts occurred in a section of the port that stores previously confiscated highly explosive substances. With the country already suffering a crippling economic crisis as a result of battling COVID-19, this explosion plummets the city into further catastrophe with the country's leader, Hassan Diab, appealing for international assistance.


European Space Imaging will continue to monitor this situation and make images available as soon as possible.
Satellite image at 50 cm resolution showing the epicentre of the explosion at the Beirut port. 
📷 05/08/2020 by WorldView-2  © European Space Imaging
Satellite image at 50 cm resolution highlighting the extensive damage to the Beirut port from explosion.  📷 05/08/2020 by WorldView-2  © European Space Imaging
Satellite image at 50 cm resolution showing overturned cruise ship and damaged tankers at Beirut port from explosion.  📷 05/08/2020 by WorldView-2  © European Space Imaging
Satellite image at 50 cm resolution showing damaged buildings at Beirut port from explosion. 
📷 05/08/2020 by WorldView-2  © European Space Imaging
Satellite image at 50 cm resolution showing the Beirut port prior to the explosion.  
📷 31/07/2020 by WorldView-2  © European Space Imaging
About European Space Imaging
Based in Munich, Germany and established in 2002, European Space Imaging is the leading premium supplier of global very high resolution (VHR) satellite imagery and derived services to customers in Europe and North Africa. With over 16 years’ experience, European Space Imaging has developed a reputation for expert and personalised customer service and an unbeatable track record for supplying tailored Very High Resolution imagery solutions to meet the diverse projects and requirements of their customers. Furthermore, European Space Imaging is the only European satellite data provider to supply imagery at true 30 cm resolution and who own and operate its own multi-mission ground station for direct satellite tasking and local data downlink. For more information visit www.euspaceimaging.com
To learn more please contact:
Marketing Department
European Space Imaging
Arnulfstrasse 199, Munich 80634
Tel: +49 (0) 89 1301420
marketing@euspaceimaging.com
www.euspaceimaging.com



Review Article Be the first to review this article


Featured Video
Jobs
GIS Analyst (Dallas Police) for City of Dallas at Dallas, Texas
GIS ANALYST I.8030200 for Dallas County at DALLAS, Texas
Geodesign Manager for Design Workshop at Aspen, Colorado
Failure Analysis Engineer for Flextronics at Milpitas, California
Mechanical Engineer for Flextronics at Milpitas, California
Upcoming Events
Placekey - Coming October 2020 at United States - Oct 7, 2020
Earth Intelligence 2020 Summit. - Live Webinar at United States - Oct 22, 2020
Earth Intelligence 2020 Summit at Virtual Alexandria VA - Oct 22, 2020
IEC 61850 Global 2020 at Brussels Belgium - Oct 26 - 30, 2020
University of Denver GIS Masters Degree Online
INTERGEO:



© 2020 Internet Business Systems, Inc.
670 Aberdeen Way, Milpitas, CA 95035
+1 (408) 882-6554 — Contact Us, or visit our other sites:
AECCafe - Architectural Design and Engineering EDACafe - Electronic Design Automation TechJobsCafe - Technical Jobs and Resumes  MCADCafe - Mechanical Design and Engineering ShareCG - Share Computer Graphic (CG) Animation, 3D Art and 3D Models
  Privacy PolicyAdvertise