May 14, 2017

Green earthquake alert (4.8M,depth:39.14km) in Peru at 5/14/2017 5:33:23 AM

Green Earthquake in Peru

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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 4.8M, Depth:39.14km
  • 14 May 2017 05:33:23 UTC
  • 299022 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: 4.8 M
  • Depth: 39.14 km (deep)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): -18.4259, -71.1058
  • Time (UTC): 14 May 2017 05:33:23
  • Time (ECT): 14 May 2017 07:33:23

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened off shore, near Peru, Department of Tacna (population 237,600). The distance to the nearest coast is 51km. The nearest places are Punta Colorada (53km), Morro de Sama (53km), Los Baños (54km), Angola (57km), La Vituña (59km), and 3 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Chacalluta (runway 7100ft, 81km), and Ilo (runway 8200ft, 84km). The nearest ports are Arica (82km), and Ilo (89km).

The maximum altitude nearby is NaNm.

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2)
75 km 8500 people 0
50 km no people 0
20 km no people 0
10 km no people 0

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