18 satellites monitor quake-ridden Ludian

18 satellites monitor quake-ridden Ludian


China: The State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense (SASTIND) has swung into action and positioned 18 Chinese and foreign remote-sensing satellites to monitor earthquake-ridden Ludian county of Zhaotong city, southwest China's Yunnan province.

Five Chinese satellites, namely Gaofen No 1, Resource No 3, Practice No 9, Environment-1A and Environment-1B have been involved in disaster observation over the earthquake-ridden areas in Ludian county.

SASTIND has obtained satellite imagery covering nearly 100 scenes by August 6, 2014, in Ludian county from 13 foreign remote-sensing satellites as per the International Charter on Space and Major Disasters.

Few days ago, a massive earthquake of 6.1 magnitude had struck tragedy destroying over 80,000 houses and leaving close to 400 dead in the Longtoushan region.

Source: ECNS