GDACS Alert based on "Earthquake Parameter" alerting model
Population Density near epicenter (people/km2). Image area: 6x4 decimal degrees (approx. 650x450km2). Summary
This earthquake is expected to have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.Earthquake Magnitude: M5.1Depth: 62.65 KmEvent Date UTC: 07 Jan 2018 08:55Exposed Population: 920000 people within 100km
Whether international humanitarian aid is needed must be decided by an expert.
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Earthquake Event Impact Details
The earthquake happened off shore, near El Salvador, Department of Usulutan (population 458,999). The distance to the nearest coast is 49km. The nearest places are La Periquera (50km), Conchagüita (50km), Agua (51km), Balneario El Espino (51km), Canoguero (54km), and 20 more.
The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.
For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Tamarindo (55km), La Carrera (76km), and El Papalon (80km). The nearest ports are Puerto El Triunfo (74km), La Union (75km), and Amapala (85km).
The population near the earthquake is shown in the table below.Radius Population Density (people/km2) 75 km 180000 people 10 50 km no people 0 20 km no people 0 10 km no people 0
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