May 16, 2017

Green earthquake alert (4.6M,depth:10km) in Kyrgyzstan at 5/16/2017 9:07:15 AM

Green Earthquake in Kyrgyzstan


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 4.6M, Depth:10km
  • 16 May 2017 09:07:15 UTC
  • 951754 people within 100km

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

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Earthquake Event


  • Magnitude: 4.6 M
  • Depth: 10 km (very shallow)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): 42.1947, 71.8599
  • Time (UTC): 16 May 2017 09:07:15
  • Time (ECT): 16 May 2017 11:07:15

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened inKyrgyzstan, Region of Talas. The nearest places are Karagayna (29km), Kalinino (30km), Leninpol (32km), Orlevka (39km), Klyuchëvka (9300 people , 42km), and 31 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are (47km), Kirovskoye / Talass (54km), Pokrovka Talass (60km), Koksay (69km), (70km), and 6 more. 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 220000 people 12
50 km 66000 people 8
20 km <1000 people 0
10 km <1000 people 0



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