May 22, 2017

Green earthquake alert (4.5M,depth:51.09km) in Peru at 5/22/2017 2:27:30 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 4.5M, Depth:51.09km
  • 22 May 2017 14:27:30 UTC
  • 693012 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: 51.09 km (deep)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): -16.1768, -70.4848
  • Time (UTC): 22 May 2017 14:27:30
  • Time (ECT): 22 May 2017 16:27:30

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened inPeru, Department of Moquegua (population 148,500). The nearest places are Ancata (2km), Cachipascana (10km), Chaje (11km), Antajahua (13km), Estancia Huancune (15km), and 114 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Ventilla (runway 7500ft, 62km), and Juliaca (runway 13700ft, 86km). 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 280000 people 16
50 km 63000 people 8
20 km 6800 people 5
10 km 1400 people 4



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