May 11, 2017

Green earthquake alert (5.4M,depth:10km) in China at 5/10/2017 9:58:22 PM

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 5.4M, Depth:10km
  • 10 May 2017 21:58:22 UTC
  • About 49838 people within 100km

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

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Earthquake Event


  • Magnitude: 5.4 M
  • Depth: 10 km (very shallow)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): 37.6593, 75.253
  • Time (UTC): 10 May 2017 21:58:22
  • Time (ECT): 10 May 2017 23:58:22

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened inChina, Autonomous Region of Xinjiang (population 16,794,560). The nearest places are P'u-li (13km), Taxkorgan (18km), Shen-ti (26km), Daftar (31km), Tagarma (38km), and 10 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. There are no known airports nearby. 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 35000 people 2
50 km 24000 people 3
20 km 13000 people 10
10 km 1800 people 5



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