Jun 9, 2017

Green earthquake alert (4.8M,depth:35km) in Peru at 6/8/2017 9:24:41 PM

Green Earthquake in Peru

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Population Density near epicenter (people/km2). Image area: 6x4 decimal degrees (approx. 650x450km2).

Summary

This earthquake is expected to have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

  • Earthquake Magnitude 4.8M, Depth:35km
  • 08 Jun 2017 21:24:41 UTC
  • 473912 people within 100km

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

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For information on emergency response, please consult the GDACS Virtual OSOCC.

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Earthquake Event

Characteristics

  • Magnitude: 4.8 M
  • Depth: 35 km (deep)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): -9.5624, -78.9296
  • Time (UTC): 08 Jun 2017 21:24:41
  • Time (ECT): 08 Jun 2017 23:24:41

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened off shore, near Peru, Department of Ancash (population 1,050,300). The distance to the nearest coast is 55km. The nearest places are Samancos (56km), Los Chinos (57km), Tortuga (60km), Desmotadora (60km), Vesique (61km), and 4 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Ten Fap J A Mont Morales (runway 5900ft, 63km). The nearest ports are Samanco (55km), Nuevo Samanco (59km), Chimbote (64km), and Coishco (71km).

The maximum altitude nearby is NaNm.

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2)
75 km 400000 people 23
50 km no people 0
20 km no people 0
10 km no people 0

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