Nov 18, 2016

Green earthquake alert (4.5M,depth:90.79km) in Afghanistan at 11/18/2016 6:54:38 AM

Green Earthquake in Afghanistan


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 4.5M, Depth:90.79km
  • 18 Nov 2016 06:54:38 UTC
  • 587311 people within 100km

Whether international humanitarian aid is needed must be decided by an expert.

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Earthquake Event


  • Magnitude: 4.5 M
  • Depth: 90.79 km (deep)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): 36.6166, 71.368
  • Time (UTC): 18 Nov 2016 06:54:38
  • Time (ECT): 18 Nov 2016 07:54:38

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened inAfghanistan, Province of Badakhshan (population 666,668). The nearest places are Rud (2km), Askan (5km), Bazgir (7km), Gol Khaneh (8km), Robat-e Chehel Tan (12km), and 70 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Ishkashim (26km), Chitral (runway 5800ft, 89km), and Khorog Afld (99km). There are no known ports nearby.

The maximum altitude nearby is NaNm.

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2)
75 km 240000 people 14
50 km 66000 people 8
20 km 11000 people 8
10 km 6800 people 21



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