Apr 19, 2017

Green earthquake alert (5.1M,depth:28.65km) in North Island, New Zealand at 4/19/2017 3:08:39 AM

Green Earthquake in North Island, New Zealand


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 5.1M, Depth:28.65km
  • 19 Apr 2017 03:08:39 UTC
  • About 53115 people within 100km

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

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Earthquake Event


  • Magnitude: 5.1 M
  • Depth: 28.65 km (shallow)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): -38.7039, 177.8798
  • Time (UTC): 19 Apr 2017 03:08:39
  • Time (ECT): 19 Apr 2017 05:08:39

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened off shore, not near any territory.

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2)
75 km 47000 people 2
50 km 41000 people 5
20 km 34000 people 27
10 km 1800 people 5



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