May 4, 2017

Green earthquake alert (4.9M,depth:10km) in China at 5/4/2017 5:40:22 AM

Green Earthquake in China


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 4.9M, Depth:10km
  • 04 May 2017 05:40:22 UTC
  • 8606119 people within 100km

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

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Earthquake Event


  • Magnitude: 4.9 M
  • Depth: 10 km (very shallow)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): 28.1479, 104.9158
  • Time (UTC): 04 May 2017 05:40:22
  • Time (ECT): 04 May 2017 07:40:22

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened inChina, Province of Sichuan (population 118,811,800). The nearest places are Shangluochang (9km), Lo-piao (14km), Yongxing (15km), Didong (15km), Zhangguansi (21km), and 59 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Yibin Heliport P (78km), and Luzhou (91km). 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 4.9 million people 280
50 km 2.1 million people 269
20 km 280000 people 229
10 km 82000 people 261



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