NCEI/WDS Natural Hazards Image Database

Metadata Updated: November 12, 2020

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.

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Dates

Metadata Date May 4, 2020
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) February 1, 2012 (publication)
Frequency Of Update irregular

Metadata Source

Harvested from NGDC Collection

Graphic Preview

Tsunami carried boat associated with the February 2010 Maule, Chile Earthquake and Tsunami.

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Series
Metadata Date May 4, 2020
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) February 1, 2012 (publication)
Responsible Party NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Guid gov.noaa.ngdc:Hazard_Images_Database
Access Constraints Distribution liability: NOAA and NCEI make no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding these data, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data. If appropriate, NCEI can only certify that the data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives., Use liability: NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose., Cite as: National Geophysical Data Center / World Data Service (NGDC/WDS). 2012: NCEI/WDS Natural Hazards Image Database. First. https://doi.org/10.7289/V5154F01. Accessed [date]., Access to this dataset is unrestricted.
Bbox East Long 180
Bbox North Lat 90
Bbox South Lat -90
Bbox West Long -180
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update irregular
Graphic Preview Description Tsunami carried boat associated with the February 2010 Maule, Chile Earthquake and Tsunami.
Graphic Preview File https://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/hazard/data/icons/tsunami_carried_boat_2010feb.jpg
Graphic Preview Type JPEG
Licence
Metadata Language
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress onGoing
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1886

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