GDACS Alert based on "Earthquake Parameter" alerting model
Population Density near epicenter (people/km2). Image area: 6x4 decimal degrees (approx. 650x450km2). Summary
This earthquake is expected to have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.Earthquake Magnitude: M5.0Depth: 10 KmEvent Date UTC: 19 Feb 2018 05:38Exposed Population: About 26000 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 Iceland, Region of Nordhurland Eystra (population 29,967). The distance to the nearest coast is 37km. The nearest places are Miðgarðar (10km), Flatey (36km), Thönglabakki (40km), Brettingsstadhir (41km), Hallbjarnarstaðir (44km), and 25 more.
The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.
For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Grimsey (11km), Olafsfjordur (56km), Husavik (runway 5200ft, 61km), Kopasker (62km), Siglufjordhur (runway 3500ft, 63km), and 2 more. The nearest ports are Husavik (53km), Siglufjord (58km), Olafsfjorhur (58km), Siglufjorhur (63km), Kopasker (65km), and 3 more.
The population near the earthquake is shown in the table below.Radius Population Density (people/km2) 75 km 8400 people 0 50 km <1000 people 0 20 km <1000 people 0 10 km <1000 people 0
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