Green alert: earthquake M 5.4 in Korea, Republic of on 11/15/2017 5:29:32 AM

By Newsroom America Feeds at 15 Nov 00:56

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System M 5.4 in Korea, Republic of on 15 Nov 2017 05:29 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: M5.4Depth: 10 KmEvent Date UTC: 15 Nov 2017 05:29Exposed Population: 7110000 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 inKorea, Republic of, Province of Kyongsang-bukto (population 2,860,595). The nearest places are Gigye (4km), Hunghae (9km), Angang (34000 people , 9km), Pohang (300000 people , 10km), Heunghae (37000 people , 15km), and 60 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Pohang (runway 7000ft, 16km), R 806 (23km), Ulsan (runway 6500ft, 52km), Daegu AB (runway 9000ft, 58km), and Onyang Highway Strip (60km). The nearest ports are Pohang (13km), and Ulsan (62km).

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2) 75 km 2.9 million people 169 50 km 930000 people 118 20 km 500000 people 404 10 km 96000 people 305


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