View Full Version : Satellite Images of Myanmar Cyclone Damage

Eric Frost
05-12-2008, 06:41 AM
NASA released some imagery of Myanmar before and after the recent cyclone.

EO Newsroom: New Images - Cyclone Nargis Floods Burma (Myanmar) (http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsroom/NewImages/images.php3?img_id=18019)

"The first cyclone of the 2008 season in the northern Indian Ocean was a devastating one for Burma (Myanmar). According to reports from Accuweather.com, Cyclone Nargis made landfall with sustained winds of 130 mph and gusts of 150-160 mph, which is the equivalent of a strong Category 3 or minimal Category 4 hurricane. News reports stated that at least 10,000 people were killed, and thousands more were missing as of May 5."

Be sure to download the high-resolution images to compare.