Diego Garcia, after 2004 tsunami

Diego Garcia, after 2004 tsunami

E275/0038 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 65.0MB

Downloadable file size: 9.2MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: GEOEYE/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: After tsunami. Ikonos satellite image of northern Diego Garcia, in the central Indian Ocean. This is a British island that is leased to the US Navy. The naval airbase, with B-1 bombers, is at lower right. This image was taken on 1 January 2005. On 26 December 2004 there was an underwater earthquake, the largest for 40 years, between the Eurasian and Australian plates off the coast of Indonesia. Shockwaves from this created huge waves, or tsunamis, which devastated surrounding coastlines and have killed in excess of 150,000 people. However, Diego Garcia was largely untouched, partly due to the deep 450-kilometre- long Chagos trench off the island's east coast.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: 01/01/2005, 1 january 2005, 26 december 2004, 26/12/2004, after, air base, american, asia, asian, chagos trench, coast, diego garcia, earth observation, earthquake, from space, geographical, geography, ikonos satellite, indian ocean, industrial, island, military base, natural disaster, naval base, post-tsunami, protected, satellite, satellite image, seismology, sequence, south-east asia, tidal wave, tsunami

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.