2019-04-04 Wildfire in South Korea

Emergency Obs. Request Information

  • Disaster Type: Forest fire
  • Country: South Korea
  • Occurrence Date (UTC): 2019-04-04
  • SA activation Date(UTC): 2019-04-05
  • Requester: National Disaster Management Institute (NDMI)
  • Escalation to the International Charter: NO
  • GLIDE Number: FR-2019-000028-KOR

Disaster Situation

A wildfire in South Korea killed one person and forced more than 4,000 people to flee their homes, Yonhap news agency reported on Friday. The fire broke out in eastern Gangwon Province on Thursday evening and spread to the seaside holiday city of Sokcho, burning about 385 hectares (950 acres) of land and 310 homes, warehouses and other buildings, Yonhap reported citing the government.
Related Sites:
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-southkorea-fire/thousands-flee-wildfire-in-south-koreas-eastern-coast-one-dead-yonhap-idUSKCN1RG31G

Satellite Image

 After Disaster


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2019-04-23

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AWiFS data as observed on Apr 17, 2019

2019-04-23

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AWiFS data as observed on Apr 16, 2019

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2019-04-07

SCENE T1 P 2019/04/07 01:20:20.1 0306-0275 -5592

2019-04-07

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SCENE T1 P 2019/04/07 01:20:11.6 0306-0274 0

2019-04-07

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SCENE T1 P 2019/04/07 01:20:18.4 0306-0274 0

2019-04-07

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SCENE T1 P 2019/04/07 01:20:15.0 0306-0274 0

2019-04-07

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SCENE T1 M 2019/04/07 01:20:16.3 0306-0275 -1491

2019-04-07

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SCENE T1 P 2019/04/07 01:20:05.2 0306-0273 1264

2019-04-07

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SCENE T1 P 2019/04/07 01:20:08.2 0306-0273 0

2019-04-07

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SCENE T1 M 2019/04/07 01:20:10.4 0306-0273 1255

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2019-04-08

THEOS(Jpeg)
FS5 G000 PAN L4WGS84 20190408 025647

2019-04-08

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FS5 G000 MS L4WGS84 20190408 025647

Product

FOREST FIRE IN GOSEONG COUNTY, GANGWON PROVINCE, KOREA
2019-04-10

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FOREST FIRE IN GOSEONG COUNTY, GANGWON PROVINCE, KOREA

This map shows the possible burnt and potential burnt areas from forest fire on 4th April 2019, which has affected Goseong county, Gangwon province. Note that the burnt and the potential burnt area may include forest areas.

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