M 5 in Canada on 17 May 2013 13:43 UTC
EQ parameters

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: 5.0M
Depth: 5 Km
Lat/Lon: 45.8189 , -76.3768
Event Date: 17 May 2013 13:43 UTC
Exposed Population: 1350000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC usb000gxna
Inserted at: 17 May 2013 14:05 UTC


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  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC 0.5 1
usb000gxna Scaled population n.a  
  C1 earthquake n.a  
  C2 earthquake n.a  
  Country Vulnerability n.a  
  INFORM_normalised n.a  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
124584 1 17 May 2013 13:43 5M, 5km N/A 1.4 million 00:22 NEIC
* The max MMI detected for sources having shakemaps;
** The population detected in MMI>=7 for episode with shakemap or in a 100km radius;
*** The tsunami max height.

Exposed population

The earthquake happened in Canada , Province of Quebec (population 7,176,389) . The nearest places are Ottawa, and Campbell's Bay.

Radius Population
100 km 1.3 million people
75 km 970000 people
50 km 86000 people
20 km 4200 people
10 km 1000 people
5 km <1000 people
2 km <1000 people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Quebec Canada 7.1 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Campbell's Bay Quebec Canada Village5 - 19 km
Ottawa Ontario Canada Capital 860000 people 70 km

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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
Arnprior / South Renfrew Municipal 109 45 km
Maniwaki YMW 201 Civ. Paved Yes 5000 59 km


Name LOCODE Country Distance
Aylmer Canada 64 km
Ottawa CAOTT Canada 68 km
Gatineau Canada 69 km


Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Chenaux Main Dam Ottawa 1950 35 km
Chats Falls Main Ottawa 1931 39 km

More information

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