May 16, 2017

Green earthquake alert (5.4M,depth:10km) in Peru at 5/16/2017 5:09:06 PM

Green Earthquake in Peru


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
  • 16 May 2017 17:09:06 UTC
  • 325557 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): -14.5351, -73.4102
  • Time (UTC): 16 May 2017 17:09:06
  • Time (ECT): 16 May 2017 19:09:06

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened inPeru, Department of Apurimac (population 386,100). The nearest places are Mestisas (4km), Huaraccoyoc (11km), Condorillo (13km), Cullumani (14km), Urayhuma (19km), and 77 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Andahuaylas (runway 8200ft, 91km). 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 140000 people 8
50 km 58000 people 7
20 km 14000 people 11
10 km 4200 people 13



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