jueves, 26 de julio de 2018

Green alert: earthquake M 4.5 in Greece on 7/26/2018 8:17:50 AM

M 4.5 in Greece on 26 Jul 2018 08:17 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: 2 Km
  • Event Date UTC: 26 Jul 2018 08:17
  • Exposed Population: 3400000 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 Greece, Region of Aegean Islands (population 456,800). The distance to the nearest coast is 3km. The nearest places are Marathókambos (8km), Kumäika (10km), Kallithea ( <1000 people , 10km), Khrisomilea (13km), Néon Karlovásion (4700 people , 15km), and 44 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Samos (runway 6600ft, 23km), Ikaria (runway 4200ft, 26km), Leros (runway 3300ft, 54km), Efes (runway 5700ft, 68km), Adnan Menderes (runway 10600ft, 82km), and 5 more. The nearest ports are Fournoi (13km), Karlovasi (15km), Pithagorion (26km), Ormos Vathi (30km), Patmos (38km), and 17 more.

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2)
75 km 490000 people 27
50 km 53000 people 6
20 km 15000 people 12
10 km 1800 people 6



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