May 16, 2017

Green earthquake alert (4.6M,depth:56.87km) in Ecuador at 5/16/2017 3:59:17 PM

Green Earthquake in Ecuador

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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:56.87km
  • 16 May 2017 15:59:17 UTC
  • 4343751 people within 100km

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

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Earthquake Event

Characteristics

  • Magnitude: 4.6 M
  • Depth: 56.87 km (deep)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): -2.2085, -80.2783
  • Time (UTC): 16 May 2017 15:59:17
  • Time (ECT): 16 May 2017 17:59:17

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened inEcuador, Province of Guayas (population 2,762,596). The nearest places are La Cuchara (1km), La Esperanza (3km), Las Juntas (4km), La Frutilla (4km), G. Muñoz (4km), and 255 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Simon Bolivar International (runway 8000ft, 44km), Posorja (52km), Ayangue (57km), Taura (66km), General Ulpiano Paez (runway 7900ft, 78km), and 6 more. The nearest ports are Prtmaritimo (42km), Guayaquil (44km), Duran (44km), Salinas (60km), La Libertad (69km), and 1 more.

The maximum altitude nearby is NaNm.

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2)
75 km 3.6 million people 204
50 km 2.8 million people 361
20 km 24000 people 19
10 km 4200 people 13

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