Green alert: earthquake M 4.5 in Tunisia on 3/8/2018 4:42:34 PM

By Newsroom America Feeds at 8 Mar 2018

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System M 4.5 in Tunisia on 08 Mar 2018 16:42 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: M4.5Depth: 2 KmEvent Date UTC: 08 Mar 2018 16:42Exposed Population: 4370000 people within 100km

Whether international humanitarian aid is needed must be decided by an expert.

See the GDACS website for live news coverage (including OCHA Situation Reports), the full earthquake report

For information on emergency response, please consult the GDACS Virtual OSOCC.

Earthquake Event Impact Details

The earthquake happened off shore, near Tunisia, Governorate of Aryanah (population 463,038). The distance to the nearest coast is 4km. The nearest places are La Marsa (5km), Al Karm (11km), Ja'far (14km), Maxula (19km), Ben Arous (20km), and 96 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Carthage (runway 10400ft, 14km), Bordj El Amri (runway 3600ft, 43km), Sidi Ahmed (60km), and Saminjah (62km). The nearest ports are La Goulette (13km), Menzel-Bourguiba (53km), Bizerte (56km), Cape Bon (63km), Hammamet (64km), and 1 more.

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2) 75 km 4 million people 230 50 km 2.9 million people 381 20 km 720000 people 574 10 km 98000 people 313


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