May 28, 2017

Green earthquake alert (4.6M,depth:10km) in Turkey at 5/28/2017 2:50:27 AM

Green Earthquake in Turkey

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Population Density near epicenter (people/km2). Image area: 6x4 decimal degrees (approx. 650x450km2).

Summary

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
  • 28 May 2017 02:50:27 UTC
  • 5430218 people within 100km

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

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For information on emergency response, please consult the GDACS Virtual OSOCC.

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Earthquake Event

Characteristics

  • Magnitude: 4.6 M
  • Depth: 10 km (very shallow)
  • Source: NOAIG
  • Location (latitude/longitude): 38.7536, 27.8839
  • Time (UTC): 28 May 2017 02:50:27
  • Time (ECT): 28 May 2017 04:50:27

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened inTurkey, Province of Manisa (population 1,253,110). The nearest places are Gölmarmara (5km), Selendi (5km), Sazoba (8km), Kumkuyucak (9km), Büyükbelen (10km), and 133 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Akhisar (runway 9800ft, 9km), Akhisar Tsa (27km), Gaziemir (runway 4400ft, 78km), Adnan Menderes (runway 10600ft, 80km), and Balikesir (runway 9800ft, 98km). The nearest ports are Izmir (Smyrna) (69km), and Izmir (75km).

The maximum altitude nearby is NaNm.

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2)
75 km 1.6 million people 95
50 km 720000 people 92
20 km 60000 people 47
10 km 25000 people 82

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