Green alert: earthquake M 4.7 in Afghanistan on 12/14/2017 11:48:35 PM

By Newsroom America Feeds at 14 Dec 2017

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System M 4.7 in Afghanistan on 14 Dec 2017 23:48 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: 197.36 KmEvent Date UTC: 14 Dec 2017 23:48Exposed Population: 840000 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 inAfghanistan, Province of Badakhshan (population 666,668). The nearest places are Askan (1km), Dasht-e Ashnam (4km), Arwal (7km), Ashnam (8km), Khware (11km), and 98 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Faizabad (runway 6500ft, 62km), and Ishkashim (69km). There are no known ports nearby.

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2) 75 km 510000 people 28 50 km 200000 people 25 20 km 22000 people 18 10 km 5800 people 18


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