May 3, 2017

Green earthquake alert (5.1M,depth:10km) in Iran, Islamic Republic of at 5/2/2017 9:12:11 PM

Green Earthquake in Iran, Islamic Republic of


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 5.1M, Depth:10km
  • 02 May 2017 21:12:11 UTC
  • 507218 people within 100km

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

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Earthquake Event


  • Magnitude: 5.1 M
  • Depth: 10 km (very shallow)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): 35.8557, 60.5732
  • Time (UTC): 02 May 2017 21:12:11
  • Time (ECT): 02 May 2017 23:12:11

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened inIran, Islamic Republic of, Province of Khorasan (population 6,855,702). The nearest places are Qarah Ney 'olya (1km), Bereyli (4km), Qal'eh Pakhtuk (9km), Bagh-E Kashmir Pa'in (9km), Bakhtak (9km), and 236 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Sarakhs South (runway 8800ft, 80km). 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 290000 people 16
50 km 39000 people 5
20 km 3100 people 2
10 km <1000 people 0



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