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Damage Assessment in the town of Coatetelco, Municipality of Miacatlan, State of Morelos, Mexico

This map illustrates satellite-detected, potentially damaged structures in the town of Coatetelco, Miacatlan Municipality, Morelos State, Mexico. The analyzed area is located approximately 90 km northwest of the main shock epicenter of the 19 September 2017 M7.1 earthquake. UNITAR-UNOSAT identified 500 potentially damaged structures. The analysis was performed using a post-event WorldView-3 satellite image acquired on 22 September 2017 and a pre-event WorldView-2 satellite image acquired on 17 January 2017.This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field. It is important to consider the characteristics of the source imagery used in the analyses when interpreting results. For damage assessments it should be noted that only significant damage to the structural integrity of the buildings analyzed can be seen in imagery, while minor damage such as cracks or holes may not be visible at all. For flood extractions using radar data it is important to note that urban areas and highly vegetated areas may mask the flood signature and result in underestimation of flood waters. Users with specific questions or concerns should contact unosat@unitar.org to seek clarification.
United Nations Institute for Training and Research
Coatetelco (Morelos, Mexico)
Earthquake damage and Structure
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