May 11, 2017

Green earthquake alert (4.8M,depth:1km) in Turkey at 5/11/2017 5:58:01 PM

Green Earthquake in Turkey


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 4.8M, Depth:1km
  • 11 May 2017 17:58:01 UTC
  • 1047799 people within 100km

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

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Earthquake Event


  • Magnitude: 4.8 M
  • Depth: 1 km (very shallow)
  • Source: EMSC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): 40.04, 40.71
  • Time (UTC): 11 May 2017 17:58:01
  • Time (ECT): 11 May 2017 19:58:01

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened inTurkey, Province of Erzurum (population 920,714). The nearest places are Ballitas (2km), Agören (12km), Pertekyan (13km), Askale (13km), Basçimagil (14km), and 74 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Erzurum (runway 12500ft, 40km), and Hins (56km). 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 750000 people 42
50 km 140000 people 18
20 km 27000 people 21
10 km 4700 people 15



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