[Parameters: Topic='SOLID EARTH', Term='TECTONICS', Variable_Level_1='EARTHQUAKES']
Natural Hazards Image DatabaseEntry ID: gov.noaa.ngdc.Hazard_Images_Database
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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 NCEI's Global Historical hazards databases, which provide details for these events.
Purpose: Make available damage images for research and education
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
Dataset Release Date: 2012-02-01
Data Presentation Form: imageDigital
Dataset DOI: doi:10.7289/V5154F01
Start Date: 1886-01-01
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > INFRASTRUCTURE
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > NATURAL HAZARDS > EARTHQUAKES
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > NATURAL HAZARDS > LAND SUBSIDENCE
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > NATURAL HAZARDS > LANDSLIDES
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > NATURAL HAZARDS > TSUNAMIS
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > NATURAL HAZARDS > VOLCANIC ERUPTIONS
OCEANS > OCEAN WAVES > SEICHES
OCEANS > OCEAN WAVES > TSUNAMIS
SOLID EARTH > GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES
SOLID EARTH > GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES > TECTONIC PROCESSES > SUBDUCTION
SOLID EARTH > TECTONICS > EARTHQUAKES
SOLID EARTH > TECTONICS > VOLCANIC ACTIVITY
SOLID EARTH > GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES > TECTONIC LANDFORMS > FAULTS
Access Constraints Access to this dataset is unrestricted.
Use Constraints While every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of the current state of the art, NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.
DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Data Set Progress
Distribution Format: TIF
Fees: Free online download
Distribution Format: JPG
Fees: Free online download
Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2016-04-19
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24