sábado, 17 de febrero de 2018

Green alert: earthquake M 4.9 in United Kingdom on 2/17/2018 2:31:05 PM

M 4.9 in United Kingdom on 17 Feb 2018 14:31 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: 17 Feb 2018 14:31
  • Exposed Population: No 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 inUnited Kingdom, Division of Wales (population 2,912,776). The nearest places are Melyn (1km), Neath (47000 people , 1km), Skewen (1km), Briton Ferry (7100 people , 2km), Llandarcy (2km), and 1353 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Swansea Fairwood Common (runway 4800ft, 17km), St Athan (runway 5900ft, 38km), Cardiff (runway 7700ft, 43km), Chivenor (66km), Aberporth (71km), and 6 more. The nearest ports are Neath (2km), Port Talbot (6km), Swansea (8km), Llanelly (22km), Lynmouth (46km), and 29 more.

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2)
75 km 2.4 million people 140
50 km 1.6 million people 212
20 km 450000 people 360
10 km 230000 people 757



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