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: 42.85 KmEvent Date UTC: 18 Nov 2017 19:13Exposed Population: 300000 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 Indonesia, Province of Maluku (population 1,991,398). The distance to the nearest coast is 11km. The nearest places are Aru (1km), Tiapali (4km), Posiposi (6km), Wajabula (10km), Wayabula (10km), and 28 more.
The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.
For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Morotai Island (30km), and Pitu (runway 9500ft, 38km). The nearest ports are Wayabula (10km), Galela (67km), and Tobelo (70km).
The population near the earthquake is shown in the table below.Radius Population Density (people/km2) 75 km 240000 people 13 50 km 97000 people 12 20 km 24000 people 19 10 km 12000 people 40
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