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: M5.2Depth: 156.32 KmEvent Date UTC: 17 Dec 2017 18:57Exposed Population: 150000 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 inPapua New Guinea, Province of Northern Solomons (population 130,000). The nearest places are Sipai (5km), Amun (7km), Kaviki (10km), Konua (13km), Kuraio Mission (15km), and 33 more.
The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.
For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Dios (46km), Inus (48km), Sabah (49km), Buka (53km), Wakunai (55km), and 7 more. The nearest ports are Buka (51km), Queen Carola Harbor (83km), and Anewa Bay (94km).
The population near the earthquake is shown in the table below.Radius Population Density (people/km2) 75 km 78000 people 4 50 km 36000 people 4 20 km 3900 people 3 10 km 1600 people 5
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