May 7, 2017

Green earthquake alert (5.2M,depth:68.5km) in United States at 5/7/2017 4:25:18 AM

Green Earthquake in United States


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 5.2M, Depth:68.5km
  • 07 May 2017 04:25:18 UTC
  • About 48175 people within 100km

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

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Earthquake Event


  • Magnitude: 5.2 M
  • Depth: 68.5 km (deep)
  • Source: ALASKA EC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): 60.1893, -151.6845
  • Time (UTC): 07 May 2017 04:25:18
  • Time (ECT): 07 May 2017 06:25:18

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened off shore, near United States, State of Alaska (population 572,432). The distance to the nearest coast is 9km. The nearest places are Ninilchik ( <1000 people , 15km), Clam Gulch ( <1000 people , 16km), Happy Valley ( <1000 people , 27km), Kasilof Village (27km), Cohoe (1100 people , 29km), and 23 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Ninilchik (19km), Winter's Strip (24km), Kasilof (29km), Doyle Estates (42km), Gaede (42km), and 20 more. The nearest ports are Ninilchik (15km), Kenai (46km), Snug Harbor (50km), Drift River (51km), Nikiski (56km), and 5 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 37000 people 2
50 km 4200 people 0
20 km <1000 people 0
10 km no people 0



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