Green alert: earthquake M 4.7 in Iraq on 12/6/2017 5:53:45 AM

By Newsroom America Feeds at 6 Dec 01:20

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System M 4.7 in Iraq on 06 Dec 2017 05:53 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: M4.7Depth: 30 KmEvent Date UTC: 06 Dec 2017 05:53Exposed Population: 2610000 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 inIraq, Governorate of Diyala (population 929,035). The nearest places are Bavisi (6km), Asgaleh (9km), Haji Lar (10km), Balah Su (10km), Maydan (12km), and 152 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. There are no known airports nearby. There are no known ports nearby.

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2) 75 km 1.1 million people 63 50 km 370000 people 47 20 km 37000 people 30 10 km 8900 people 28


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