May 1, 2017

Green earthquake alert (6.3M,depth:0km) in Canada at 5/1/2017 12:31:53 PM

Green Earthquake in Canada


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 6.3M, Depth:0km
  • 01 May 2017 12:31:53 UTC
  • About 197 people within 100km

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

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Earthquake Event


  • Magnitude: 6.3 M
  • Area affected by light damage (estimated radius): 55 km (MMI IV)
  • Source: ALASKA EC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): 59.8625, -136.6939
  • Time (UTC): 01 May 2017 12:31:53
  • Time (ECT): 01 May 2017 14:31:53

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened inCanada, Province of British Columbia (population 3,415,527). The nearest places are Squaw Creek (27km), Dalton Post (34km), Mosquito Lake ( <1000 people , 50km), Klukshu (51km), Porcupine (55km), and 3 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Mule Creek (10km). There are no known ports nearby.

The maximum altitude nearby is NaNm.

The approximate distance within which light damage may occur is 55km (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
100 km <1000 people 0 Likely
75 km <1000 people 0 Likely
50 km <1000 people 0 Very likely
20 km no people 0 Very likely
10 km no people 0 Very likely



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