Green alert: earthquake M 4.5 in Virgin Islands, British on 3/15/2018 11:13:28 AM

By Newsroom America Feeds at 15 Mar 07:44

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System M 4.5 in Virgin Islands, British on 15 Mar 2018 11:13 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: 10 KmEvent Date UTC: 15 Mar 2018 11:13Exposed Population: About 89000 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 Virgin Islands, British, of British Virgin Is. (population 18,194). The distance to the nearest coast is 34km. The nearest places are The Settlement (33km), Pacham Town (36km), Road Town (8300 people , 37km), Belle Vue (37km), Spanish Town ( <1000 people , 41km), and 19 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Anegada (33km), Beef Island (runway 3600ft, 36km), North Sound Virgin Gorda (40km), Virgin Gorda (runway 3100ft, 41km), St. John (49km), and 5 more. The nearest ports are Anegada Island (31km), Road Harbour & Port Purcell (38km), Virgin Gorda Island (40km), Cruz Bay (51km), Charlotte Amalie (57km), and 1 more.

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2) 75 km 87000 people 4 50 km 34000 people 4 20 km no people 0 10 km no people 0


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