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M 5.9 in Reykjanes Ridge on 10 Sep 2017 21:40 UTC

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WONT40 EJRC 102157
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 REYKJANES RIDGE *
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SUMMARY

ON 10 SEP 2017 21:40:21 UTC (ABOUT 10 SEP 2017 19:25:38 LOCAL TIME) AN EARTHQUAKE OF MAGNITUDE 5.9 OCCURRED IN THE UNPOPULATED REGION OF IN REYKJANES RIDGE. NO NEAREST POPULATED PLACES FOUND . NO CLOSEST CIVILIAN AIRPORT FOUND.


EARTHQUAKE EVENT CHARACTERISTICS
- SOURCE: NEIC
- MAGNITUDE: 5.9 M
- DEPTH: 10 KM
- LOCATION (LAT/LONG): 57.1272 | -33.6765
- COUNTRY: REYKJANES RIDGE
- PROVINCE:
- REGION: REYKJANES RIDGE
- UTC/GMT (GREENWICH TIME): 10 SEP 2017 21:40:21 UTC
- ESTIMATED LOCAL SOLAR TIME: 10 SEP 2017 19:25:38



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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, 10 SEP 2017 21:40:21 UTC
EUROPEAN TIME OF THE EVENT: 10 SEP 2017 23:40:21
EAST AMERICA TIME OF THE EVENT: 10 SEP 2017 15:40:21
WEST AMERICA TIME OF THE EVENT: 10 SEP 2017 12:40:21
EAST ASIA TIME OF THE EVENT: 11 SEP 2017 04:40:21

THIS EMAIL REPORT WAS AUTOMATICALLY CREATED BY A COMPUTER AT: 10 SEP 2017 21:57:25 (17 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=1180195

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 10 SEP 2017 19:25:38 LOCAL TIME. 10 SEP 2017 19:25:38

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.
REYKJANES RIDGE HAS A GDP PER CAPITA OF UNDEFINED PPP$ (PARITY PURCHASING POWER DOLLAR, ABOUT 1 EURO) AND IS THEREFORE PART OF THE UNDEFINED LEVEL INCOME COUNTRIES. THEREFORE, THE EARTHQUAKE HAPPENED IN AN AREA OF UNDEFINED RESILIENCE.
BASED ON THE COMBINATION OF 9 INDICATORS, ECHO ATTRIBUTES REYKJANES RIDGE 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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