Apr 19, 2017

Green earthquake alert (4.7M,depth:30.55km) in Peru at 4/19/2017 7:21:57 AM

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:30.55km
  • 19 Apr 2017 07:21:57 UTC
  • 780724 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: 30.55 km (deep)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): -11.1916, -75.6765
  • Time (UTC): 19 Apr 2017 07:21:57
  • Time (ECT): 19 Apr 2017 09:21:57

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened inPeru, Department of Junin (population 1,218,600). The nearest places are Acancocha (12km), Palcamayo (15km), Huasahuasi (5100 people , 15km), Huacapistana (16km), Ubernia (17km), and 83 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Capitan Alvarino (runway 3200ft, 36km), Jauja (runway 9800ft, 68km), and Vicco (runway 6500ft, 73km). 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 410000 people 23
50 km 220000 people 28
20 km 40000 people 32
10 km 11000 people 35



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