domingo, 14 de enero de 2018

Green alert: earthquake M 5.3 in Afghanistan on 1/14/2018 9:19:30 AM

M 5.3 in Afghanistan on 14 Jan 2018 09:19 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: M5.3
  • Depth: 204.16 Km
  • Event Date UTC: 14 Jan 2018 09:19
  • Exposed Population: 1020000 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 inAfghanistan, Province of Badakhshan (population 666,668). The nearest places are Erghesak (3km), Ghowrayd Gharami (5km), Khanaqa (8km), Khware (9km), Fargha Mikh (11km), and 97 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Faizabad (runway 6500ft, 72km), and Ishkashim (82km). There are no known ports nearby.

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2)
75 km 610000 people 34
50 km 150000 people 20
20 km 26000 people 21
10 km 16000 people 52



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