Green alert: earthquake M 4.8 in Russian Federation on 12/24/2017 12:15:45 AM

By Newsroom America Feeds at 23 Dec 2017

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System M 4.8 in Russian Federation on 24 Dec 2017 00:15 UTC

GDACS Alert based on "Earthquake Parameter" alerting model

Population Density near epicenter (people/km2). Image area: 6x4 decimal degrees (approx. 650x450km2).

This earthquake is expected to have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

Earthquake Magnitude: M4.8Depth: 111.09 KmEvent Date UTC: 24 Dec 2017 00:15Exposed Population: About 2000 people within 100km

Whether international humanitarian aid is needed must be decided by an expert.

See the GDACS website for live news coverage (including OCHA Situation Reports), the full earthquake report

For information on emergency response, please consult the GDACS Virtual OSOCC.

Earthquake Event Impact Details

The earthquake happened off shore, near Russian Federation, Region of Sakhalinskaya oblast' (population 731,237). The distance to the nearest coast is 18km. The nearest places are Okeanskoye (21km), Podgornoye (23km), Talkino (24km), Kitova (26km), Matsu-kawa Fishery (27km), and 12 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Kozyrevskoye (75km). The nearest ports are Paramashiru Island (34km).

The population near the earthquake is shown in the table below.

Radius Population Density (people/km2) 75 km 1300 people 0 50 km <1000 people 0 20 km no people 0 10 km no people 0


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