martes, 20 de marzo de 2018

Green alert: earthquake M 5.2 in China on 3/20/2018 9:22:56 AM

M 5.2 in China on 20 Mar 2018 09:22 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: M5.2
  • Depth: 13.8 Km
  • Event Date UTC: 20 Mar 2018 09:22
  • Exposed Population: 10280000 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 inChina, Province of Taiwan (population 22,456,987). The nearest places are Ta-pu (2km), Kuei-ts'ang (8km), Min-sheng-ts'un (12km), San-ts'eng-ch'i (15km), Chih-chih-ya-she (15km), and 136 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Chiayi (runway 10000ft, 28km), Highway Strip 296 298 (35km), Highway Strip 260 (35km), Kuei Jen (45km), Highway Strip 331 334 (51km), and 10 more. The nearest ports are Tai Nan (37km), An Ping Chiang (54km), Tai Tung (77km), and Kaohsiung (81km).

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2)
75 km 6.1 million people 345
50 km 2.7 million people 353
20 km 100000 people 80
10 km 7400 people 23



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