domingo, 12 de agosto de 2018

Green alert: earthquake M 5 in China on 8/12/2018 5:44:26 PM

M 5 in China on 12 Aug 2018 17:44 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: M5.0
  • Depth: 10 Km
  • Event Date UTC: 12 Aug 2018 17:44
  • Exposed Population: 9220000 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 Yunnan (population 40,970,460). The nearest places are Qinglong (9km), Huaning (11km), P'an-ch'i (13km), Chengjiao (13km), Chiang-ch'uan (15km), and 48 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Chenggong (57km), Ganhaizi (73km), and Kunming / Wuchia Pa (runway 11100ft, 77km). There are no known ports nearby.

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2)
75 km 3.8 million people 216
50 km 1.8 million people 239
20 km 290000 people 231
10 km 27000 people 87



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