A series of explosions hit Equatorial Guinea on Sunday, March 7, 2021, killing at least 105 people and injuring more than 600. The blasts hit a military base in the country’s main city of Bata. Officials blame poorly stored dynamite along with stubble burning by nearby farmers. Volunteer teams were immediately on site searching through the wreckage of buildings for any survivors. Almost all buildings and homes in the city suffered huge damage, according to President Teodoro Obiang Nguema.

When crises like this occur, Maxar is committed to supporting the humanitarian community by providing critical and actionable information to assist response efforts and fulfilling our purpose, For a Better World. As part of our Open Data Program, Maxar will publicly release data of the affected areas to support response efforts as it becomes available.

Any imagery or data distributed through the Open Data Program is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial 4.0 license (CC BY-NC 4.0). This licensing allows for non-commercial use of the information, meaning it can quickly be integrated into first responder workflows with organizations like Team Rubicon, the Red Cross and other nonprofits. If commercial companies are interested in using the data distributed through the Open Data Program, it can be purchased by contacting us here.

Imagery has been posted on our Open Data Program website. Please continue to check this site and our social media channels for updates on additional post-event data.

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