Nov 19, 2016

Green earthquake alert (4.6M,depth:10km) in Mozambique at 11/19/2016 3:31:32 AM

Green Earthquake in Mozambique


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 4.6M, Depth:10km
  • 19 Nov 2016 03:31:32 UTC
  • 494700 people within 100km

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

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Earthquake Event


  • Magnitude: 4.6 M
  • Depth: 10 km (very shallow)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): -18.4187, 34.9536
  • Time (UTC): 19 Nov 2016 03:31:32
  • Time (ECT): 19 Nov 2016 04:31:32

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened inMozambique, Province of Sofala (population 1,454,224). The nearest places are Pangache (5km), Inhaminga (7km), Chiti (9km), PetrĂ³leo (14km), Campira (14km), and 80 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Inhaminga (5km). 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 220000 people 12
50 km 97000 people 12
20 km 19000 people 15
10 km 8900 people 28



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