Satellite image of Bam, Iran taken in Sept. 2003 before the earthquake.
Satellite Image of Bam, Iran taken in January, 2004, after the earthquake

(a) Pre-earthquake 9/30/03

(b) Post-earthquake 1/3/04

Figure 4 Pan-sharpened QuickBird satellite coverage of Bam, acquired: (a) in September 2003 ‘before’ the earthquake; and (b) in January 2004 ‘after’ the earthquake. In addition to differences between the scenes due to urban damage, the greenness of vegetation has changed because of seasonal effects and sensor look angle variation. Imagery courtesy of DigitalGlobe, http://www.digitalglobe.com.

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