viernes, 18 de agosto de 2017

Green earthquake alert (4.5M,depth:10km) in Iraq at 8/18/2017 10:18:42 AM

Green Earthquake in Iraq


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 4.5M, Depth:10km
  • 18 Aug 2017 10:18:42 UTC
  • 2858738 people within 100km

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

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Earthquake Event


  • Magnitude: 4.5 M
  • Depth: 10 km (very shallow)
  • Source: EMSC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): 31.69, 46.03
  • Time (UTC): 18 Aug 2017 10:18:42
  • Time (ECT): 18 Aug 2017 12:18:42

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened inIraq, Governorate of Dhi Qar (population 975,393). The nearest places are Ar Rifa (8km), Qal'a Mirias Sakhr (11km), As Saiyid Muhammad (11km), Afshan (15km), Qal At Sukkar (19km), and 36 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Qalat Sikar (30km), Kut Al Hayy East (57km), Tallil (83km), and Ubaydah Bin Al Jarrah (91km). There are no known ports nearby.

The maximum altitude nearby is NaNm.

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2)
75 km 1.3 million people 77
50 km 730000 people 93
20 km 190000 people 151
10 km 53000 people 168



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