martes, 15 de agosto de 2017

Green earthquake alert (4.8M,depth:94km) in Algeria at 8/15/2017 2:50:52 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:94km
  • 15 Aug 2017 14:50:52 UTC
  • 4826809 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: 94 km (deep)
  • Source: EMSC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): 35.95, 5.47
  • Time (UTC): 15 Aug 2017 14:50:52
  • Time (ECT): 15 Aug 2017 16:50:52

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened inAlgeria, Province of Setif (population 997,482). The nearest places are Bir Haddada (3km), Mechta Teniet el Louz (6km), Ain el Ahdjar (6km), 'Aïn el Ahdjar (6km), Mechtet Ouled Si Ahmed (6km), and 317 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Setif (28km), Mostepha Ben Boulaid (78km), and Bejaia (runway 7800ft, 91km). The nearest ports are Les Falaises (78km), and Bejaia (95km).

The maximum altitude nearby is NaNm.

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2)
75 km 2.8 million people 160
50 km 1.5 million people 193
20 km 230000 people 188
10 km 39000 people 124



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