Green earthquake alert (4.5M,depth:59.67km) in China at 8/13/2017 12:08:36 AM

By Newsroom America Feeds at 12 Aug 2017

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System Green Earthquake in China

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 4.5M, Depth:59.67km13 Aug 2017 00:08:36 UTC446488 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 Characteristics Magnitude: 4.5 MDepth: 59.67 km (deep)Source: NEIC Location (latitude/longitude): 22.0651, 121.2851Time (UTC): 13 Aug 2017 00:08:36Time (ECT): 13 Aug 2017 02:08:36 Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened off shore, near China, Province of Taiwan (population 22,456,987). The distance to the nearest coast is 41km. The nearest places are Yeh-yu (22km), I-la-la-la-k'ou (23km), Hung-t'on (27km), Chiang tzu (43km), Hsu-hai (45km), and 24 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Orchid Island (runway 4500ft, 25km), Hengchun (runway 3500ft, 57km), Green Island (runway 3300ft, 69km), Feng Nin (runway 7900ft, 78km), and Taitung (runway 11000ft, 80km). The nearest ports are Lan Yu Island (28km), and Tai Tung (77km).

The maximum altitude nearby is NaNm.

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2) 75 km 100000 people 5 50 km 6300 people 0 20 km no people 0 10 km no people 0


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