Apr 29, 2017

Green earthquake alert (5.2M,depth:9.2km) in United States at 4/29/2017 11:15:48 AM

Green Earthquake in United States


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:9.2km
  • 29 Apr 2017 11:15:48 UTC
  • About 316 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: 9.2 km (very shallow)
  • Source: ALASKA EC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): 63.1159, -151.1582
  • Time (UTC): 29 Apr 2017 11:15:48
  • Time (ECT): 29 Apr 2017 13:15:48

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened inUnited States, State of Alaska (population 572,432).

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected. The nearest protected areas are Denali National Park Wilderness (0km), Denali National Park and Preserve (14km), and Denali National Park and Biosphere Reserve (40km).

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Kantishna (48km), and Purkeypile (59km). There are no known ports nearby.

The maximum altitude nearby is 6000m. The area has steep slopes (up to 110 percent) and may be susceptible to landslides.

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2)
75 km <1000 people 0
50 km no people 0
20 km no people 0
10 km no people 0



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