M 4.6 in China on 16 Oct 2017 13:03 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: 4.6M
Depth: 35 Km
Lat/Lon: 40.3819 , 77.0505
Event Date: 16 Oct 2017 13:03 UTC
Exposed Population: 240000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us1000asq9
Inserted at: 16 Oct 2017 14:20 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 4.5 (Kyrgyzstan)
INFORM Coping capacity of the affected contries: Kyrgyzstan= 4.5; China= 3.6


For more info on GDACS alert score click here.
  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us1000asq9 Scaled population (vector) 5.09  
  C1 earthquake 1  
  C2 earthquake 0  
  Country Vulnerability -0.25  
  INFORM_normalised 0.93  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1184148 0 16 Oct 2017 13:03 4.6M, 35km N/A 240 thousand 01:17 NEIC
The episode that generated the alert; the next major evaluations beyond 12 hours will not trigger additional alerts.
* 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 China , Autonomous Region of Xinjiang (population 16,794,560) . The nearest places are Kiziltaw, Ha-erh-chün, Ya-to-pi, Jih-mu-pi-li, Batmanak, A-ko-to, Akongkür, Sugun, Karabulak, Ya-te-pa, and To-kai-erh-mai-tan.

Radius Population
100 km 240000 people
75 km 63000 people
50 km 36000 people
20 km 2100 people
10 km <1000 people
5 km <1000 people
2 km no people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Xinjiang China 16.7 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Kiziltaw Xinjiang (Sinkiang) China Village6 - 15 km
Ha-erh-chün Xinjiang (Sinkiang) China Village6 - 19 km
Ya-to-pi Xinjiang (Sinkiang) China Village5 - 23 km
Jih-mu-pi-li Xinjiang (Sinkiang) China Village5 - 29 km
Batmanak Xinjiang (Sinkiang) China Village5 - 35 km
A-ko-to Xinjiang (Sinkiang) China Village5 - 37 km
Akongkür Xinjiang (Sinkiang) China Village6 - 55 km
Sugun Xinjiang (Sinkiang) China Village6 - 60 km
Karabulak Xinjiang (Sinkiang) China Village6 - 62 km
Ya-te-pa Xinjiang (Sinkiang) China Village5 - 62 km
Xekar Xinjiang (Sinkiang) China Village6 - 66 km
To-kai-erh-mai-tan Xinjiang (Sinkiang) China Village5 - 68 km

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Critical infrastructure

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

More information

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