Apr 21, 2017

Green earthquake alert (5.2M,depth:10km) in Turkey at 4/21/2017 2:12:22 PM

Green Earthquake in Turkey


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 5.2M, Depth:10km
  • 21 Apr 2017 14:12:22 UTC
  • 5633615 people within 100km

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

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Earthquake Event


  • Magnitude: 5.2 M
  • Depth: 10 km (very shallow)
  • Source: NOAIG
  • Location (latitude/longitude): 38.6718, 27.7045
  • Time (UTC): 21 Apr 2017 14:12:22
  • Time (ECT): 21 Apr 2017 16:12:22

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened inTurkey, Province of Manisa (population 1,253,110). The nearest places are Abdi (4km), Koldere (6km), Büyükbelen (8km), Kumkuyucak (9km), Nuriye (10km), and 135 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Akhisar (runway 9800ft, 19km), Akhisar Tsa (35km), Gaziemir (runway 4400ft, 61km), Cigli (runway 9800ft, 62km), Adnan Menderes (runway 10600ft, 64km), and 3 more. The nearest ports are Izmir (Smyrna) (52km), Izmir (57km), Aliaga (68km), Nemrut Bay (70km), and Foca (70km).

The maximum altitude nearby is NaNm.

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2)
75 km 4.3 million people 244
50 km 910000 people 116
20 km 180000 people 150
10 km 14000 people 44



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