May 28, 2017

Green earthquake alert (5.6M,depth:8km) in Russian Federation at 5/28/2017 7:06:14 AM

Green Earthquake in Russian Federation


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 5.6M, Depth:8km
  • 28 May 2017 07:06:14 UTC
  • No people within 100km

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

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Earthquake Event


  • Magnitude: 5.6 M
  • Depth: 8 km (very shallow)
  • Area affected by light damage (estimated radius): 18 km (MMI IV)
  • Source: NTWC    
  • Location (latitude/longitude): 51.576, -175.297
  • Time (UTC): 28 May 2017 07:06:14
  • Time (ECT): 28 May 2017 09:06:14

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened off shore, near Russian Federation, Region of Irkutskaya oblast'. The distance to the nearest coast is 4074km.

The distance to the nearest coast is

The earthquake occurred more than 100km from land and is unlikely to affect vulnerable infrastructure directly.

The approximate distance within which light damage may occur is 18km (equivalent to Modified Mercalli Index IV).

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2) Affected with damage
75 km no people 0
50 km no people 0
20 km no people 0 Likely
10 km no people 0 Very likely



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