May 12, 2017

Green earthquake alert (5.8M,depth:10km) in Kermadec Islands Region at 5/12/2017 12:46:52 AM

Green Earthquake in Kermadec Islands Region


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 5.8M, Depth:10km
  • 12 May 2017 00:46:52 UTC
  • No people within 100km

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

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Earthquake Event


  • Magnitude: 5.8 M
  • Depth: 10 km (very shallow)
  • Area affected by light damage (estimated radius): 28 km (MMI IV)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): -27.4778, -176.8652
  • Time (UTC): 12 May 2017 00:46:52
  • Time (ECT): 12 May 2017 02:46:52

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened off shore, not near any territory.

The approximate distance within which light damage may occur is 28km (equivalent to Modified Mercalli Index IV).



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