Natural Hazards Image Database
Entry ID: gov.noaa.ngdc.Hazard_Images_Database

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Summary
Abstract: Photographs and other visual media provide valuable pre- and post-event data for natural hazards. Research, mitigation, and forecasting rely on visual data for post-analysis, inundation mapping and historic records. Instrumental data only reveal a portion of the whole story; photographs explicitly illustrate the physical and societal impacts from an event.
This resource provides high-resolution geologic and damage photographs from natural hazards events, including earthquakes, tsunamis, slides, volcanic eruptions and geologic movement (faults, creep, subsidence and flows). The earliest images date back to 1886. Each event also links to NGDC's Global Historical hazards databases, which provide details for these events.

Purpose: Make available damage images for research and education
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Description: Natural Hazards Images Database. Search and download images by event
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Multimedia Sample
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Description:  A hole caused by liquefaction in New Brighton following the Christchurch earthquake.

 
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Dataset Title: Natural Hazards Image Database
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1886-01-01
ISO Topic Category
Access Constraints Cite as: National Geophysical Data Center (2012): Natural Hazard Images Database, [event]. National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V5154F01 [access date]
Data Center
National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: HEATHER MCCULLOUGH
Phone: (303) 497-3707
Fax: (303) 497-6513
Email: Heather.McCullough at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC E/GC3 325 Broadway
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80305-3328
Country: USA
Personnel
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (303) 497-3707
Fax: (303) 497-6513
Email: Heather.McCullough at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC E/GC3 325 Broadway
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80305-3328
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2014-08-27
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-08-27
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