M 6.5 in China on 08 Aug 2017 13:19 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: 6.5M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: 33.2171 , 103.8432
Event Date: 08 Aug 2017 13:19 UTC
Exposed Population: 510000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us2000a5x1
Inserted at: 08 Aug 2017 13:40 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity: 3.6 (CHN)

Gdacs Score

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Exposed population

The earthquake happened in China ,of Sichuan (population 118,811,800) . The alertlevel for this event is Orange

Intensity Population
1500 people
26000 people
47000 people

Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShakeScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1176695 33.217/103.843 6.5 10 7 08 Aug 2017 13:44 00:24 (new episode)
2 0 1176695 33.199/103.858 6.5 9 7 08 Aug 2017 14:13 00:53 (upd of #1)
3 0 1176695 33.199/103.858 6.5 9 7 08 Aug 2017 15:24 02:04 (upd of #2)
4 0 1176695 33.193/103.855 6.5 9 6.84 08 Aug 2017 18:49 05:29 (upd of #3)

Affected Provinces

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

Affected populated places

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Tazang Sichuan China Village5 - 9 km
Yung-feng-hsiang Sichuan China Village5 - 37 km
Nanping Sichuan China Village5 - 37 km

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Critical infrastructure

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

Airports

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

More information

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