M 4.7 in Norway on 09 Oct 2016 12:48 UTC

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2017-09-27 13:32

WOXX40 EJRC 091311
EARTHQUAKE ALERT MESSAGE NUMBER 001
THIS IS AN AUTOMATIC ALERT FROM THE GLOBAL DISASTER ALERTS AND COORDINATION SYSTEM (WWW.GDACS.ORG).

THE DISSEMINATION THROUGH GTS OF THIS PRODUCT IS INTENDED AS GUIDANCE IN SUPPORT OF UN ACTIVITIES: IT IS A PILOT PROJECT BETWEEN WMO AND JRC TO TEST COMMUNICATION AND DISSEMINATION CHANNELS OF VALUE-ADDED PRODUCTS.

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* GREEN EARTHQUAKE ALERT IN NORWAY *
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SUMMARY

ON 09 OCT 2016 12:48:25 UTC (ABOUT 09 OCT 2016 12:57:49 LOCAL TIME) AN EARTHQUAKE OF MAGNITUDE 4.8 OCCURRED IN THE UNPOPULATED REGION OF SOGN OG FJORDANE IN NORWAY. NO NEAREST POPULATED PLACES FOUND . NO CLOSEST CIVILIAN AIRPORT FOUND.


EARTHQUAKE EVENT CHARACTERISTICS
- SOURCE: EMSC
- MAGNITUDE: 4.8 M
- DEPTH: 2 KM
- LOCATION (LAT/LONG): 62.38 | 2.35
- COUNTRY: NORWAY
- PROVINCE:
- REGION:
- UTC/GMT (GREENWICH TIME): 09 OCT 2016 12:48:25 UTC
- ESTIMATED LOCAL SOLAR TIME: 09 OCT 2016 12:57:49



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POTENTIALLY AFFECTED CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE:
- NUCLEAR PLANTS: N/A
- HYDRODAMS: N/A
- AIRPORTS: N/A
- PORTS: N/A

BASED ON AN AUTOMATED IMPACT MODEL, THIS EARTHQUAKE, WHICH OCCURRED IN A REGION WITH LOW VULNERABILITY TO NATURAL DISASTERS, HAS POTENTIALLY A UNKNOWN HUMANITARIAN IMPACT.

EVENT DATE UNIV. TIME: SUN, 09 OCT 2016 12:48:25 UTC
EUROPEAN TIME OF THE EVENT: 09 OCT 2016 14:48:25
EAST AMERICA TIME OF THE EVENT: 09 OCT 2016 06:48:25
WEST AMERICA TIME OF THE EVENT: 09 OCT 2016 03:48:25
EAST ASIA TIME OF THE EVENT: 09 OCT 2016 19:48:25

THIS EMAIL REPORT WAS AUTOMATICALLY CREATED BY A COMPUTER AT: 09 OCT 2016 13:11:48 (23 MIN AFTER THE EVENT)


SEE THE GDACS WEBSITE FOR LIVE NEWS COVERAGE (INCLUDING OCHA SITUATION REPORTS), THE FULL EARTHQUAKE REPORT IS AT
HTTP://WWW.GDACS.ORG/REPORT.ASPX?EVENTTYPE=EQ$AND;EPISODEID=1142429

FOR INFORMATION ON EMERGENCY RESPONSE, PLEASE CONSULT THE GDACS VIRTUAL OSOCC: HTTP://VOSOCC.UNOCHA.ORG
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POPULATION DENSITY NEAR EPICENTER (PEOPLE/KM2).

RADIUS (KM) POPULATION DENSITY (PEOPLE/KM2)
200 0 0
175 0 0
150 0 0
125 0 0
100 0 0
75 0 0
50 0 0
20 0 0
10 0 0
5 0 0
2 0 0


THE POPULATION IN THE 50 KM AREA OF THIS EARTHQUAKE IS 0 PEOPLE/KM2.
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THE EARTHQUAKE OCCURRED AT 09 OCT 2016 12:57:49 LOCAL TIME. 09 OCT 2016 12:57:49

RESILIENCE AND VULNERABILITY
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RESILIENCE IS THE CAPACITY OF THE POPULATION TO COPE WITH A HAZARD. SINCE MUCH OF INVESTMENTS IN EARTHQUAKE PREPAREDNESS AND AVAILABLE FUNDS FOR QUICK RESPONSE IS RELATED TO HOUSEHOLD INCOME, THE GDP PER CAPITA CAN BE USED AS A ROUGH INDICATOR OF RESILIENCE.
NORWAY HAS A GDP PER CAPITA OF 37142 PPP$ (PARITY PURCHASING POWER DOLLAR, ABOUT 1 EURO) AND IS THEREFORE PART OF THE HIGH LEVEL INCOME COUNTRIES. THEREFORE, THE EARTHQUAKE HAPPENED IN AN AREA OF HIGH RESILIENCE.
BASED ON THE COMBINATION OF 9 INDICATORS, ECHO ATTRIBUTES NORWAY A LOW VULNERABILITY.
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SECONDARY EFFECTS
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PROBABILITY OF SECONDARY EFFECTS:
- LANDSLIDES: THE MAXIMUM SLOPE IN THE AREA OF THE EARTHQUAKE IS N/A% AND THE MAXIMUM ALTITUDE IS N/A M. SINCE THIS IS A LOW SLOPE, THE RISK OF EARTHQUAKE INDUCED LANDSLIDES IS LOW. NOTE, HOWEVER, THAT THE SLOPE DATA IS NOT RELIABLE ON A LOCAL SCALE, WHILE LANDSLIDES DEPEND VERY MUCH ON LOCAL TOPOGRAPHY, SOIL AND METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS.
- NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS: THERE ARE NO NUCLEAR FACILITIES NEARBY THE EPICENTER.
- HYDRODAMS: THERE ARE NO HYDRODAM FACILITIES NEARBY THE EPICENTER.


JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE, EUROPEAN COMMISSION (JRC-EC) - OFFICE FOR COORDINATION OF HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS (UN-OCHA)

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DISCLAIMER
WHILE WE TRY EVERYTHING TO ENSURE ACCURACY, THIS INFORMATION IS PURELY INDICATIVE AND SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR ANY DECISION MAKING WITHOUT ALTERNATE SOURCES OF INFORMATION. THE JRC IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE OR LOSS RESULTING FROM THE USE OF THE INFORMATION PRESENTED ON GDACS WEBSITE.
PLEASE REFER TO THE GDACS WEBSITE FOR SUBSCRIBING OR UNSUBSCRIBING FROM THE EARTHQUAKE ALERT EMAIL OR SMS SERVICE.

END OF EARTHQUAKE MESSAGE 001