martes, 31 de mayo de 2016

GREEN earthquake alert (4.8M,depth:13.21km) in Algeria at 5/31/2016 5:35:14 PM

Green Earthquake in Algeria


Population Density near epicenter (people/km2). Image area: 6x4 decimal degrees (approx. 650x450km2).


This earthquake is expected to have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

  • Earthquake Magnitude 4.8M, Depth:13.21km
  • 31 May 2016 17:35:14 UTC
  • 8326178 people within 100km

Whether international humanitarian aid is needed must be decided by an expert.

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Earthquake Event


  • Magnitude: 4.8 M
  • Depth: 13.21 km (shallow)
  • Source: NEIC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): 36.458, 3.5053
  • Time (UTC): 31 May 2016 17:35:14
  • Time (ECT): 31 May 2016 19:35:14

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened inAlgeria, Province of Bouira (population 599,232). The nearest places are Taalba (2km), Ouled Saidi (2km), Zahrar (4km), Ech Chaaba (5km), Oulad Bou Guern (6km), and 11 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected. The nearest hydrodams are Hamiz (21km), Keddara (23km), and Lekhal (28km). The nearest protected areas are Boumerdes (32km), Reghaia (32km), Oued Namous (33km), Iles Aguelli (36km), R�serve Naturelle du Lac de R�gha�a (37km), and 3 more.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Houari Boumediene (runway 11400ft, 36km), and Boufarik (57km). The nearest ports are Alger (53km), Algiers (60km), and Dellys (61km).

The maximum altitude nearby is 2200m. The area has steep slopes (up to 60 percent) and may be susceptible to landslides.

The population near the earthquake is shown in the table below.

Radius Population Density (people/km2)
75 km 7 million people 401
50 km 3.5 million people 455
20 km 240000 people 193
10 km 38000 people 122



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