Nov 19, 2016

Green earthquake alert (5M,depth:10km) in at 11/18/2016 11:22:46 PM

Green Earthquake in


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 5M, Depth:10km
  • 18 Nov 2016 23:22:46 UTC
  • No people within 100km

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

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Earthquake Event


  • Magnitude: 5 M
  • Depth: 10 km (very shallow)
  • Source: EMSC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): 40.99, 22.74
  • Time (UTC): 18 Nov 2016 23:22:46
  • Time (ECT): 19 Nov 2016 00:22:46

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened inGreece, Region of Macedonia (population 2,267,051). The nearest places are Metallikón ( <1000 people , 7km), Kristoni (10km), Áno Apóstoloi (10km), Kilkís (16000 people , 11km), Cherso (12km), and 181 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Alexandria (runway 5900ft, 43km), Makedonia (runway 8000ft, 55km), Sedes AB (runway 4200ft, 56km), Petrich (64km), (76km), and 1 more. The nearest ports are Thessaloniki (42km), and Methonis (60km).

The maximum altitude nearby is NaNm.

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2)
75 km 1.5 million people 90
50 km 1 million people 139
20 km 53000 people 42
10 km 7300 people 23



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