Apr 30, 2017

Green earthquake alert (4.7M,depth:10km) in Peru at 4/30/2017 5:35:49 PM

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 4.7M, Depth:10km
  • 30 Apr 2017 17:35:49 UTC
  • 134042 people within 100km

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

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Earthquake Event


  • Magnitude: 4.7 M
  • Depth: 10 km (very shallow)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): -15.5752, -72.5681
  • Time (UTC): 30 Apr 2017 17:35:49
  • Time (ECT): 30 Apr 2017 19:35:49

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened inPeru, Department of Arequipa (population 1,079,500). The nearest places are Tuallqui (7km), Machaguay (9km), Cavalca (10km), Viraco (10km), Alco-Llacta (10km), and 142 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Minas Buenaventura (runway 4500ft, 37km), Huambo (runway 4200ft, 53km), and Campamento Siguas Majes (runway 5900ft, 97km). 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 60000 people 3
50 km 32000 people 4
20 km 6900 people 5
10 km 1700 people 5



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