May 5, 2017

Green earthquake alert (5M,depth:27.71km) in India at 5/5/2017 5:58:37 PM

Green Earthquake in India


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 5M, Depth:27.71km
  • 05 May 2017 17:58:37 UTC
  • About 38744 people within 100km

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

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Earthquake Event


  • Magnitude: 5 M
  • Depth: 27.71 km (shallow)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): 13.7342, 92.5655
  • Time (UTC): 05 May 2017 17:58:37
  • Time (ECT): 05 May 2017 19:58:37

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened off shore, near India, Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands (population 295,612). The distance to the nearest coast is 45km. The nearest places are Ilichar (65km), and Diglipur (69km).

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Coco Island (runway 3900ft, 97km). The nearest ports are Port Cornwallis (58km).

The maximum altitude nearby is NaNm.

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2)
75 km 23000 people 1
50 km 1100 people 0
20 km no people 0
10 km no people 0



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