NASA releases map showing the impact of Beirut blast
National Aeronautics Space Administration (NASA) has released a map that shows the likely amount of the high scale damage caused by the explosion in Lebanon’s capital city Beirut on August 4 which take the lives of quite 170 people.
The satellite-derived aperture radar data collected by the Advanced Rapid Imaging and Analysis (ARIA) team of the American space agency. Together with the world lookout of Singapore, was wont to produce the map.
“Maps like this one can help identify badly damaged areas where people may have support. The blast appear near the city’s port. It take fully 150 lives and is likely to carry caused billions of dollars’ worth of injury ,” NASA said during a statement.
The clearly visible red pixels on the map represent the world. That was near the port of Beirut and faced the brunt of the explosion. Areas that are coloured orange get less strict damage whereas those in yellow endured lesser damage. Each pixel visible on the map represents 30 meters.
The damaging end caused by the blast was also captured in several satellite photos.
The SkySat imagery
The SkySat imagery also shows the changes on the bottom surface from before and after the blast, almost like that of a natural calamity like earthquakes.
Before and after SkySat imagery shows the impact of yesterday’s explosion in Beirut.
Imagery captured on May 31, 2020 and today, August 5, 2020. pic.twitter.com/8zCLDOZn4w
— Planet (@planetlabs) August 5, 2020
The space technology Maxar based in California also showed the shocking images before and after the blast caused by 2700 tonnes of nitrate stored for 6 years during a warehouse within the port. NASA releases map showing the impact of Beirut blast
Before and after images from the #explosion that happened in #Beirut, #Lebanon on August 4, 2020. Before image from June 2020 and after image from today, August 5, 2020. More imagery showing the devastation will follow. pic.twitter.com/dfj4ItyTXL
— Maxar Technologies (@Maxar) August 5, 2020
According to a few of reports, the magnitude of the blast was so high that its vibrations were try around 240km away in Cyprus.
The videos of blasts shocked the earth as they showed the shock of it from a best distance also .
The loud thud of the blast pushed people back, crack windows and even badly damaged the cars that were running on the nearby highway.
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