lunes, 19 de febrero de 2018

Green alert: earthquake M 4.8 in Colombia on 2/19/2018 1:50:36 AM

M 4.8 in Colombia on 19 Feb 2018 01:50 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: M4.8
  • Depth: 102.6 Km
  • Event Date UTC: 19 Feb 2018 01:50
  • Exposed Population: 4420000 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 inColombia, Department of Choco (population 363,180). The nearest places are La Cristalina (9km), El Boleo (17km), Ríobravo (20km), Buenos Aires (21km), El Bosque (21km), and 114 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Farfan (runway 5900ft, 42km), Buenaventura (runway 3900ft, 52km), La Primavera (59km), Zarzal (66km), Alfonso Bonilla Aragon International (runway 9800ft, 66km), and 1 more. The nearest ports are Buenaventura (57km).

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2)
75 km 3.1 million people 180
50 km 520000 people 67
20 km 4400 people 3
10 km <1000 people 1



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