Apr 30, 2017

Green earthquake alert (4.5M,depth:35.66km) in Nicaragua at 4/30/2017 9:50:17 AM

Green Earthquake in Nicaragua


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:35.66km
  • 30 Apr 2017 09:50:17 UTC
  • 297603 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: 35.66 km (deep)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): 11.2625, -86.8164
  • Time (UTC): 30 Apr 2017 09:50:17
  • Time (ECT): 30 Apr 2017 11:50:17

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened off shore, near Nicaragua, Department of Carazo (population 165,350). The distance to the nearest coast is 65km. The nearest places are Casares (66km), Masachapa (66km), Boquita (66km), Huiste (67km), Ahuchuetes (67km), and 1 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Montelimar (68km). The nearest ports are Puerto Masachapa (67km).

The maximum altitude nearby is NaNm.

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2)
75 km 21000 people 1
50 km no people 0
20 km no people 0
10 km no people 0



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