viernes, 8 de diciembre de 2017

Green alert: earthquake M 4.9 in Nepal on 12/8/2017 2:51:19 AM

M 4.9 in Nepal on 08 Dec 2017 02:51 UTC


GDACS Alert based on "Earthquake Parameter" alerting model

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: M4.9
  • Depth: 10 Km
  • Event Date UTC: 08 Dec 2017 02:51
  • Exposed Population: 5250000 people within 100km

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

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Earthquake Event

Impact Details

The earthquake happened inNepal, Zone of Janakpur (population 2,221,955). The nearest places are Chilankha (4km), Lamabagar (11km), Sikpasor Khani (12km), Giri (19km), Charikot (20km), and 33 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Jiri (19km), Phaplu (50km), Lukla (55km), Rumjartar (65km), Lamidanda (77km), and 2 more. There are no known ports nearby.

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2)
75 km 1.4 million people 83
50 km 540000 people 69
20 km 80000 people 64
10 km 17000 people 56



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