May 24, 2017

Green earthquake alert (4.5M,depth:12.85km) in China at 5/24/2017 1:10:54 PM

Green Earthquake in China


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:12.85km
  • 24 May 2017 13:10:54 UTC
  • 11069478 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: 12.85 km (shallow)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): 23.3989, 120.4946
  • Time (UTC): 24 May 2017 13:10:54
  • Time (ECT): 24 May 2017 15:10:54

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened inChina, Province of Taiwan (population 22,456,987). The nearest places are San-ts'eng-ch'i (4km), Shih-pu (7km), Chia-i (7km), Shui-Shan (10km), Hsin-ts'o (11km), and 123 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Chiayi (runway 10000ft, 10km), Highway Strip 260 (16km), Highway Strip 296 298 (31km), Kuei Jen (53km), Highway Strip 206 (59km), and 11 more. The nearest ports are Tai Nan (45km), An Ping Chiang (57km), Taichung (89km), Kaohsiung (92km), and Tai Tung (95km).

The maximum altitude nearby is NaNm.

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2)
75 km 5.5 million people 316
50 km 2.6 million people 338
20 km 660000 people 528
10 km 340000 people 1082



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