M 6.3 in China on 08 Aug 2017 23:27 UTC

Event summary

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

Earthquake Magnitude: 6.3M
Depth: 25.87 Km
Lat/Lon: 44.323 , 82.837
Event Date: 08 Aug 2017 23:27 UTC
Exposed Population: 430000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us2000a65e
Inserted at: 08 Aug 2017 23:47 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity: 3.7 (KAZ)
INFORM Coping capacity of the affected contries: KAZ= 3.7; CHN= 3.6

Gdacs Score

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Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMax Intensity (MMI*)Pop [100 km or MMI 9-7]Tsunami risk (max height)Delay (hh:mm)Source
1176745 0.68 08 Aug 2017 23:27 6.3M, 25.87km 5.88 440 thousand 00:19 NEIC

Exposed population

The earthquake happened in China , Autonomous Region of Xinjiang (population 16,794,560) . The nearest places are Bayan Aman, Jinghe, Ching-ho-chen, Ching-ho, Shaquanzi, Sha-ch'üan-tzu, Daheyanzi, Todog, Shang-wu-la-ssu-tai, To-to, and Pa-tu-lun.

Radius Population
100 km 430000 people
75 km 220000 people
50 km 73000 people
20 km 1100 people
10 km <1000 people
5 km <1000 people
2 km no people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Xinjiang China 16.7 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Bayan Aman Xinjiang (Sinkiang) China Village6 - 27 km
Jinghe Xinjiang (Sinkiang) China City - 32 km
Ching-ho-chen Xinjiang (Sinkiang) China Village6 - 36 km
Ching-ho Xinjiang (Sinkiang) China Village5 - 36 km
Shaquanzi Xinjiang (Sinkiang) China Village5 - 42 km
Sha-ch'üan-tzu Xinjiang (Sinkiang) China Village6 - 48 km
Daheyanzi Xinjiang (Sinkiang) China Village6 - 49 km
Todog Xinjiang (Sinkiang) China Village6 - 59 km
Shang-wu-la-ssu-tai Xinjiang (Sinkiang) China Village5 - 59 km
To-to Xinjiang (Sinkiang) China Village5 - 63 km
Ta-sa-pu-tai Xinjiang (Sinkiang) China Village5 - 64 km
Wutai Xinjiang (Sinkiang) China Village5 - 65 km
Nilka Xinjiang (Sinkiang) China Village5 - 66 km
Pa-tu-lun Xinjiang (Sinkiang) China Village5 - 66 km

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Critical infrastructure

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