Jun 10, 2017

Green earthquake alert (4.9M,depth:49.71km) in Colombia at 6/9/2017 9:17:40 PM

Green Earthquake in Colombia


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 4.9M, Depth:49.71km
  • 09 Jun 2017 21:17:40 UTC
  • 812219 people within 100km

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

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Earthquake Event


  • Magnitude: 4.9 M
  • Depth: 49.71 km (deep)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): 11.7164, -72.1457
  • Time (UTC): 09 Jun 2017 21:17:40
  • Time (ECT): 09 Jun 2017 23:17:40

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened inColombia, Department of La Guajira (population 361,273). The nearest places are Kuísaruhu (1km), Yaíchi (2km), Huárerop (4km), Oropa (9km), Shuruahu (9km), and 270 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Manaure (30km), Maicao (runway 4800ft, 37km), Puerto Bolivar (runway 4900ft, 58km), La Mina (runway 4900ft, 65km), Riohacha (runway 5400ft, 87km), and 1 more. The nearest ports are Puerto Bolivar (58km), Riohacha (84km), and Puerto Lopez (95km).

The maximum altitude nearby is NaNm.

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2)
75 km 420000 people 24
50 km 330000 people 42
20 km 66000 people 53
10 km 5400 people 17



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