viernes, 27 de julio de 2018

Green alert: earthquake M 4.5 in Colombia on 7/27/2018 6:01:04 AM

M 4.5 in Colombia on 27 Jul 2018 06:01 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: M4.5
  • Depth: 10 Km
  • Event Date UTC: 27 Jul 2018 06:01
  • Exposed Population: 180000 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 El Valle (3km), Bahía Solano (11km), Cocal (12km), Huina (17km), Mecana (19km), and 17 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Jose Celestino Mutis (runway 3900ft, 9km), Bahia Cupica (48km), Nuqui (48km), El Carano (runway 4200ft, 96km), and Jurado (99km). The nearest ports are Bahia Solarno (9km).

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2)
75 km 58000 people 3
50 km 28000 people 3
20 km 8200 people 6
10 km 4700 people 15



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