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Product ID: 2784 - English
Published: 13 Apr, 2018
GLIDE: EQ20180225PNG

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UNITAR-UNOSAT, following the request of Papua New Guinea Conservation and Environment Protection Authority & The National Museum and Art Gallery,
has performed a satellite based analysis of the tentative cultural and natural heritages sites of :
The Kikori River Basin / Great Papuan Plateau
Kikori River Karst
Mount Bosavi
Lebanon Wildlife Management Area
Sulamesi Wildlife Management Area
Kutubu Area
The Sublime Karsts of Papua New Guinea
Muller Plateau
Hindenburg Wall
The aim is to search for potential impact caused after the M7.5 earthquake that struck Papua New Guinea on the 25th February 2018 (17.44 UTC).

For this analysis UNOSAT has used post-event cloud free images of the area, collected on 1, 2, 3, 7 and 11 March 2018, and the most recent pre-event satellite image before the earthquake occurred.

Comparison between these images allows to identify and detect changes that happened in this period of time and they can be related to the impact caused by the earthquake in Papua New Guinea.

The findings are illustrated in the following pages.
This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR-UNOSAT.