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Mw 6.5 Earthquake, Green alert in China on 08 Aug 2017 13:19 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Earthquake impact

Summary

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This earthquake is expected to have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

  • Earthquake Magnitude 6.5M, Depth:10km
  • on 08 Aug 2017 13:19 UTC
  • 519187 people within 100km
  • inserted at 08 Aug 2017 13:40:07

Earthquake event

  • Magnitude: 6.5 M
  • Depth: 10 km (very shallow)
  • Area affected by light damage (estimated radius): 64 km (MMI VI)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC us2000a5x1
  • Location (latitude/longitude): 33.2171, 103.8432
  • Time (UTC): 08 Aug 2017 13:19:49
  • Time (ECT): 08 Aug 2017 15:19:49

Earthquake impact details

The earthquake happened in China , Province of Sichuan (population 118,811,800) . The nearest places are Tazang, Nan'pin, Baihe, Shuanghe, Yung-feng-hsiang, Ma-t'i-tzu, Nanping, Daglang, Huangshengguan, Huang-cheng-kuan, and Qoijêgoin.

Population

Population near epicenter
Radius Population
100 km 510000 people
75 km 220000 people
50 km 85000 people
20 km 20000 people
10 km 7800 people
5 km <1000 people
2 km <1000 people

Affected provinces

Region Province Country Population
Sichuan China 118.8 million people

Affected Populated Places

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Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Tazang Sichuan China Village5 - 9 km
Nan'pin Sichuan China Village6 - 24 km
Baihe Sichuan China Village6 - 27 km
Shuanghe Sichuan China Village6 - 34 km
Yung-feng-hsiang Sichuan China Village5 - 37 km
Ma-t'i-tzu Sichuan China Village6 - 37 km
Nanping Sichuan China Village5 - 37 km
Daglang Sichuan China Village6 - 39 km
Huangshengguan Sichuan China Village6 - 45 km
Huang-cheng-kuan Sichuan China Village5 - 48 km
Chang-la Sichuan China Village6 - 49 km
Bobso Sichuan China Village5 - 51 km
Pao-tso Sichuan China Village6 - 59 km
Chung-chai Gansu China Village6 - 60 km
Razisi Gansu China Village6 - 60 km
Xuebao Ding Sichuan China Village6 - 61 km
Huang-chiao-kuan Sichuan China Village5 - 63 km
Gaparma Gansu China Village6 - 64 km
Songping Gansu China Village6 - 65 km
Wangbachu Sichuan China Village5 - 67 km
Jiao'erqiao Gansu China Village6 - 67 km
Shifang Gansu China Village6 - 69 km
Yahusi Gansu China Village6 - 69 km
Gongba Gansu China Village6 - 69 km
Qoijêgoin Sichuan China Village5 - 69 km

Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.

Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Huanglong 3448 0 43 km

Event time line

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event calculation detail

Event calculation detail

Reference Id Level Score Type Date Added Population
100km                      20km
Vulnerability
Score
Max Height(m)
 
 
Episode 1176695
1 realtime 2017-08-08 15:40:31 520 thousand 20 thousand 1.35 0
  Earthquake 194295
0.81 realtime 2017-08-08 15:40:31 520 thousand 20 thousand 1.35 0
  Shakemap 4
2 realtime 2017-08-08 20:49:49 No people affected 0 0
 
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IDAlert Color Date (UTC)Mag. and depthMax Intensity (mmi*)Pop. within 100 kmTsunami risk (max height)Delay (hh:mm) Source
1176695

Calculation Episode detail

Reference Id Level Score Type Date Added Population
100km                      20km
Vulnerability
Score
Max Height(m)
Episode 1176695
1 realtime 2017-08-08 15:40:31 520 thousand 1.35 0
  Earthquake 194295
0.81 realtime 2017-08-08 15:40:31 520 thousand 20 thousand 1.35 0
  Shakemap 4
2 realtime 2017-08-08 20:49:49 No people affected 0 0
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08 Aug 2017 13:19 6.5M, 10km N/A 520 thousand 00:20 NEIC NEIC

(*) Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale

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