May 2, 2017

Green earthquake alert (4.5M,depth:10km) in Greece at 5/2/2017 1:36:50 PM

Green Earthquake in Greece


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 4.5M, Depth:10km
  • 02 May 2017 13:36:50 UTC
  • 110815 people within 100km

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

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Earthquake Event


  • Magnitude: 4.5 M
  • Depth: 10 km (very shallow)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): 38.0063, 20.3574
  • Time (UTC): 02 May 2017 13:36:50
  • Time (ECT): 02 May 2017 15:36:50

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened off shore, near Greece, Region of Ionian Islands (population 192,059). The distance to the nearest coast is 17km. The nearest places are Argostoli (22km), Argostólion (8200 people , 23km), Lixoúrion (3100 people , 23km), Vilatória (27km), Valsamáta (29km), and 26 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Argostolion (runway 8000ft, 20km), and Zakinthos (runway 7200ft, 56km). The nearest ports are Argos (Argolis) (24km), Cephalonia Island (29km), Assos (40km), Sami (40km), Ithaca (51km), and 7 more.

The maximum altitude nearby is NaNm.

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2)
75 km 79000 people 4
50 km 39000 people 5
20 km <1000 people 0
10 km no people 0



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