viernes, 19 de octubre de 2018

Green alert: earthquake M 4.5 in Peru on 10/19/2018 5:17:32 AM

M 4.5 in Peru on 19 Oct 2018 05:17 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: 73.87 Km
  • Event Date UTC: 19 Oct 2018 05:17
  • Exposed Population: 510000 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 Peru, Department of Tacna (population 237,600). The distance to the nearest coast is 11km. The nearest places are Los Palos Hacienda (13km), Chusqui (16km), Chacalluta (21km), Concordia (23km), Arica (180000 people , 23km), and 29 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Chacalluta (runway 7100ft, 19km), and Cor Fap Carlos C Santa Rosa (runway 8200ft, 44km). The nearest ports are Arica (23km).

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2)
75 km 490000 people 28
50 km 310000 people 39
20 km 1000 people 0
10 km no people 0



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