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Estimation of the building damages in Yushu earthquake based on ALOS SAR data
Author(s): Lize Chen; Xuhui Shen; Shunying Hong; Ye Shao
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Paper Abstract

On April 14th, 2010, a large earthquake (Ms=7.1) shocked the Yushu county in the Qinghai Province at western China. It caused severe damages and fatalities. The purpose of this paper is to estimate the building damages caused by the earthquake based on pre and post earthquake ALOS SAR data. The distribution of the buildings in the Yushu city was extracted from the intensity images of the SAR data. Phase coherence between two scenes of SAR data were calculated to assess the building damages. The results show that the buildings close to the surface rupture caused by the earthquake are broken severely. The further to the surface rupture, the less damages of the buildings. It indicates that avoiding the potential rupture zone in the urban planning is necessary to mitigate the earthquake hazards.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 November 2011
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8006, MIPPR 2011: Remote Sensing Image Processing, Geographic Information Systems, and Other Applications, 800626 (23 November 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.901873
Show Author Affiliations
Lize Chen, Institute of Earthquake Science (China)
Xuhui Shen, Institute of Earthquake Science (China)
Shunying Hong, Institute of Earthquake Science (China)
Ye Shao, Institute of Earthquake Science (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8006:
MIPPR 2011: Remote Sensing Image Processing, Geographic Information Systems, and Other Applications
Faxiong Zhang; Faxiong Zhang, Editor(s)

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