lunes, 16 de abril de 2018

Green alert: earthquake M 4.6 in China on 4/16/2018 1:48:58 PM

M 4.6 in China on 16 Apr 2018 13:48 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: M4.6
  • Depth: 15.17 Km
  • Event Date UTC: 16 Apr 2018 13:48
  • Exposed Population: 1210000 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 off shore, near China, Province of Taiwan (population 22,456,987). The distance to the nearest coast is 6km. The nearest places are Hsin-i (7km), Tu-ho (8km), Ch'ing-hsi (10km), Cheng-kung (13km), Hsin-ch'ang-ts'un (16km), and 43 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Taitung (runway 11000ft, 28km), Green Island (runway 3300ft, 35km), Feng Nin (runway 7900ft, 37km), Pingtung North (runway 8000ft, 96km), and Pingtung South (runway 7800ft, 99km). The nearest ports are Tai Tung (40km).

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2)
75 km 310000 people 17
50 km 240000 people 30
20 km 25000 people 20
10 km 6100 people 19



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