Nov 20, 2016

Green earthquake alert (4.6M,depth:14.42km) in South Africa at 11/20/2016 10:45:12 AM

Green Earthquake in South Africa


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:14.42km
  • 20 Nov 2016 10:45:12 UTC
  • No 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: 14.42 km (shallow)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): -44.1841, 39.0541
  • Time (UTC): 20 Nov 2016 10:45:12
  • Time (ECT): 20 Nov 2016 11:45:12

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened off shore, near South Africa, District of Prince Edwards Islands. The distance to the nearest coast is 310km.

The distance to the nearest coast is

The earthquake occurred more than 100km from land and is unlikely to affect vulnerable infrastructure directly.

No population is directly affected by the earthquake.



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