May 17, 2017

Green earthquake alert (5.1M,depth:10km) in Greece at 5/17/2017 11:30:33 AM

Green Earthquake in Greece

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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 5.1M, Depth:10km
  • 17 May 2017 11:30:33 UTC
  • 155761 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: 5.1 M
  • Depth: 10 km (very shallow)
  • Source: NOAIG
  • Location (latitude/longitude): 35.9386, 27.6269
  • Time (UTC): 17 May 2017 11:30:33
  • Time (ECT): 17 May 2017 13:30:33

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened off shore, near Greece, Region of Aegean Islands (population 456,800). The distance to the nearest coast is 8km. The nearest places are Kattaviá (12km), Mesanagros (19km), Apolakkiá (20km), Lakhaniá (21km), Monólithos (24km), and 31 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Diagoras (runway 10600ft, 66km), Maritsa (runway 7800ft, 66km), Karpathos (runway 6800ft, 72km), and Essey (runway 3200ft, 86km). The nearest ports are Khalki Island (34km), Saria Island (35km), Alimnia Island (35km), Lindos (43km), Olimbos (46km), and 6 more.

The maximum altitude nearby is NaNm.

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2)
75 km 49000 people 2
50 km 15000 people 1
20 km 1800 people 1
10 km no people 0

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