May 17, 2017

Green earthquake alert (4.6M,depth:9.74km) in Afghanistan at 5/17/2017 4:19:30 PM

Green Earthquake in Afghanistan

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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 4.6M, Depth:9.74km
  • 17 May 2017 16:19:30 UTC
  • 8290763 people within 100km

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

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For information on emergency response, please consult the GDACS Virtual OSOCC.

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Earthquake Event

Characteristics

  • Magnitude: 4.6 M
  • Depth: 9.74 km (very shallow)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): 34.3176, 69.4521
  • Time (UTC): 17 May 2017 16:19:30
  • Time (ECT): 17 May 2017 18:19:30

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened inAfghanistan, Province of Kabol (population 1,943,724). The nearest places are Cakaray (2km), Serullah (7km), Dawrankhel (7km), Khake Jabar (9km), Tezin (9km), and 246 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Kotubkhel (32km), Kabul International (runway 11400ft, 35km), Bagram (71km), Parachinar (runway 4000ft, 73km), and Gardez (83km). 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 6 million people 344
50 km 4.5 million people 579
20 km 30000 people 24
10 km 7700 people 24

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