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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 ,of Sichuan (population 118,811,800) .

The alertlevel for this event is Orange

Population

Population near epicenter
Intensity Population
1500 people
26000 people
47000 people

Affected provinces

Region Province Country Population
Sichuan China 1500 people
Sichuan China 26000 people
Sichuan China 47000 people
Gansu China <1000 people

Affected 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
Huangshengguan Sichuan China Village6 - 45 km

Critical infrastructure

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

Nearby and affected airports
Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft)
Huanglong 3448 0



Event time line

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AlertShake
ID
episodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax
mmi
Date event (UTC)Date shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 1176695 33.217100/103.843200 6.5 10 7 08 Aug 2017 13:19 08 Aug 2017 13:44 00:24
2 1176695 33.199300/103.858500 6.5 9 7 08 Aug 2017 13:19 08 Aug 2017 14:13 00:53 (upd of #1)
3 1176695 33.199300/103.858500 6.5 9 7 08 Aug 2017 13:19 08 Aug 2017 15:24 02:04 (upd of #2)
4 1176695 33.192600/103.855200 6.5 9 6.84 08 Aug 2017 13:19 08 Aug 2017 18:49 05:29 (upd of #3)

(*) Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale

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