May 17, 2017

Green earthquake alert (4.9M,depth:29.61km) in New Caledonia at 5/16/2017 10:02:30 PM

Green Earthquake in New Caledonia

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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 4.9M, Depth:29.61km
  • 16 May 2017 22:02:30 UTC
  • No people within 100km

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

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Earthquake Event

Characteristics

  • Magnitude: 4.9 M
  • Depth: 29.61 km (shallow)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): -20.7054, 168.6696
  • Time (UTC): 16 May 2017 22:02:30
  • Time (ECT): 17 May 2017 00:02:30

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened off shore, near New Caledonia, of New Caledonia (population 178,000). The distance to the nearest coast is 101km.

The distance to the nearest coast is

The earthquake occurred more than 100km from land and is unlikely to affect vulnerable infrastructure directly.

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

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

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