Nov 21, 2016

Green earthquake alert (4.5M,depth:33.51km) in Peru at 11/21/2016 5:28:18 AM

Green Earthquake in Peru


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 4.5M, Depth:33.51km
  • 21 Nov 2016 05:28:18 UTC
  • 304054 people within 100km

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

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Earthquake Event


  • Magnitude: 4.5 M
  • Depth: 33.51 km (deep)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): -10.6815, -74.7471
  • Time (UTC): 21 Nov 2016 05:28:18
  • Time (ECT): 21 Nov 2016 06:28:18

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened inPeru, Department of Pasco (population 309,200). The nearest places are Pampa Hermosa (23km), Tambo San Nicolás (25km), Tambo Azupiza (25km), Sumbisidoni (27km), Mission (30km), and 28 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Puerto Ocopa (runway 4000ft, 66km), Satipo (runway 3800ft, 67km), Iscozasin (runway 3900ft, 70km), and Capitan Alvarino (runway 3200ft, 82km). There are no known ports nearby.

The maximum altitude nearby is NaNm.

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2)
75 km 180000 people 10
50 km 95000 people 12
20 km 14000 people 11
10 km <1000 people 2



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