May 2, 2017

Green earthquake alert (4.7M,depth:10km) in Libyan Arab Jamahiriya at 5/2/2017 9:43:09 AM

Green Earthquake in Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

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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 4.7M, Depth:10km
  • 02 May 2017 09:43:09 UTC
  • 181183 people within 100km

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

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Earthquake Event

Characteristics

  • Magnitude: 4.7 M
  • Depth: 10 km (very shallow)
  • Source: EMSC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): 31.82, 24.66
  • Time (UTC): 02 May 2017 09:43:09
  • Time (ECT): 02 May 2017 11:43:09

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened inLibyan Arab Jamahiriya, Municipality of Tubruq (population 94,006). The nearest places are Al Ashhab (7km), Bi'r al Ashhab (10km), Qasr al Jadi (11km), Az Zawiyah (18km), Zawiyat Zanzur (18km), and 10 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are As Sallum (71km), and Gamal Abd El Nasser (71km). The nearest ports are Bardia (41km), Salum (56km), Tobruk (70km), and Marsa el Hariga (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 22000 people 1
50 km 7000 people 0
20 km 1400 people 1
10 km <1000 people 1

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