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Damage Assessment in Xochimilco and Tláhuac Municipalities, Federal State, Mexico

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Description:
This map illustrates satellite-detected, potentially damaged structures in some affected colonies located in Xochimilco and Tlahuac Municipalities, Federal District, Mexico following the 19 September 2017 M7.1 earthquake. The analysis was performed by Faculty of Geography of the Autonomous University of the State of Mexico (UAEMex) using as post-event WorldView-2 satellite imagery acquired 20 September 2017. UAEMex identified 87 potentially damaged structures from which 63 are located in Santa Maria Nativitas colony and surroundings.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.
Publisher:
United Nations Institute for Training and Research
Place(s):
Xochimilco (Mexico City, Mexico)*Tláhuac (Mexico City, Mexico)
Subject(s):
Earthquake damage and Structure
Format(s):
Shapefile
Year(s):
2017
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Stanford
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