Apr 30, 2017

Green earthquake alert (5.2M,depth:10km) in Peru at 4/30/2017 1:29:10 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 5.2M, Depth:10km
  • 30 Apr 2017 13:29:10 UTC
  • 1068308 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: NEIC NEIC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): -15.769, -71.7726
  • Time (UTC): 30 Apr 2017 13:29:10
  • Time (ECT): 30 Apr 2017 15:29:10

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened inPeru, Department of Arequipa (population 1,079,500). The nearest places are Hornillo (1km), Sallalli (8km), Maca (11km), Achoma (11km), Macalla (12km), and 113 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Chivay (runway 4100ft, 24km), Huambo (runway 4200ft, 35km), Rodriguez Ballon (runway 9700ft, 67km), Vitor (74km), Minas Buenaventura (runway 4500ft, 79km), and 2 more. 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 390000 people 22
50 km 37000 people 4
20 km 7200 people 5
10 km 1400 people 4



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