Green alert: earthquake M 5 in Algeria on 1/2/2018 8:59:38 PM

By Newsroom America Feeds at 2 Jan 2018

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System M 5 in Algeria on 02 Jan 2018 20:59 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: M5.0Depth: 10 KmEvent Date UTC: 02 Jan 2018 20:59Exposed Population: No 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 inAlgeria, Province of Ain Defla (population 1,371,002). The nearest places are Hamameria (2km), Oulad Rabah (4km), Mahaizia (5km), Kahamnia (8km), Ouamri (8km), and 265 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Blida (31km), Boufarik (38km), Houari Boumediene (runway 11400ft, 72km), and Ain Oussera (91km). The nearest ports are Tipasa (34km), Cherchel (47km), Gouraya (65km), Algiers (69km), and Alger (69km).

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2) 75 km 4.6 million people 263 50 km 2 million people 266 20 km 220000 people 179 10 km 24000 people 78


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