Green alert: earthquake M 4.6 in Ecuador on 12/17/2017 9:16:31 AM

By Newsroom America Feeds at 17 Dec 2017

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System M 4.6 in Ecuador on 17 Dec 2017 09:16 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: M4.6Depth: 54.15 KmEvent Date UTC: 17 Dec 2017 09:16Exposed Population: 570000 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 off shore, near Ecuador, Province of Esmeraldas (population 336,795). The distance to the nearest coast is 5km. The nearest places are Muisne (13000 people , 6km), San Francisco (8km), La Mancha (9km), Mompiche (10km), Las Mareas (13km), and 48 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Pedernales (57km), and General Rivadeneira (runway 7800ft, 66km). The nearest ports are Cojimies (29km), Balao Terminal (62km), Esmeraldas (64km), and Rioverde (76km).

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2) 75 km 390000 people 22 50 km 91000 people 11 20 km 15000 people 12 10 km 7500 people 24


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