May 1, 2017

Green earthquake alert (4.5M,depth:14km) in Turkey at 5/1/2017 4:30:40 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 4.5M, Depth:14km
  • 01 May 2017 16:30:40 UTC
  • 1261139 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: 14 km (shallow)
  • Source: EMSC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): 38.26, 42.94
  • Time (UTC): 01 May 2017 16:30:40
  • Time (ECT): 01 May 2017 18:30:40

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened inTurkey, Province of Van (population 691,928). The nearest places are Dereagzi (2km), Arpit (7km), Çigir (12km), Besi (14km), Altinsaç (16km), and 66 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Van (runway 9000ft, 42km), and Tatvan (60km). 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 660000 people 37
50 km 120000 people 16
20 km 19000 people 15
10 km 8700 people 27



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