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Mw 6.3 Earthquake, Green alert in China on 08 Aug 2017 23:27 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 6.3M, Depth:25.87km
  • on 08 Aug 2017 23:27 UTC
  • 436807 people within 100km
  • inserted at 08 Aug 2017 23:47:04

Earthquake event

  • Magnitude: 6.3 M
  • Depth: 25.87 km (shallow)
  • Area affected by light damage (estimated radius): 49 km (MMI VI)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC us2000a65e
  • Location (latitude/longitude): 44.323, 82.837
  • Time (UTC): 08 Aug 2017 23:27:53
  • Time (ECT): 09 Aug 2017 01:27:53

Earthquake impact details

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.

Population

Population near epicenter
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

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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

Critical infrastructure

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

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 1176745
1 realtime 2017-08-09 01:47:23 440 thousand 1 thousand 1.35 0
  Earthquake 194345
0.69 realtime 2017-08-09 01:47:23 440 thousand 1 thousand 1.35 0
  Shakemap 3
1 realtime 2017-08-10 23:02:44 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
1176745

Calculation Episode detail

Reference Id Level Score Type Date Added Population
100km                      20km
Vulnerability
Score
Max Height(m)
Episode 1176745
1 realtime 2017-08-09 01:47:23 440 thousand 1.35 0
  Earthquake 194345
0.69 realtime 2017-08-09 01:47:23 440 thousand 1 thousand 1.35 0
  Shakemap 3
1 realtime 2017-08-10 23:02:44 No people affected 0 0
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08 Aug 2017 23:27 6.3M, 25.87km N/A 440 thousand 00:19 NEIC NEIC

(*) Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale

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