Jun 12, 2017

Green earthquake alert (6M,depth:5km) in Greece at 6/12/2017 12:28:37 PM

Green Earthquake in Greece


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 6M, Depth:5km
  • 12 Jun 2017 12:28:37 UTC
  • 1432015 people within 100km

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

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Earthquake Event


  • Magnitude: 6 M
  • Depth: 5 km (very shallow)
  • Area affected by light damage (estimated radius): 40 km (MMI IV)
  • Source: EMSC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): 38.83, 26.32
  • Time (UTC): 12 Jun 2017 12:28:37
  • Time (ECT): 12 Jun 2017 14:28:37

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened off shore, near Greece, Region of Aegean Islands (population 456,800). The distance to the nearest coast is 16km. The nearest places are Plomárion (17km), Tepeboz (21km), Karaburun (3100 people , 22km), Skopelos (24km), Vrisa (25km), and 81 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Polikhnitos (30km), Mytilene (runway 7900ft, 34km), Chios (runway 4900ft, 56km), Cigli Military Airport (runway 10700ft, 67km), Cigli (runway 9800ft, 69km), and 1 more. The nearest ports are Plomarion (16km), Kolpis Kallonis (34km), Marmaron (35km), Mitilene (36km), Ormos Kolokithias (42km), and 13 more.

The maximum altitude nearby is NaNm.

The approximate distance within which light damage may occur is 39km (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
75 km 420000 people 24 Likely
50 km 78000 people 9 Likely
20 km 3400 people 2 Very likely
10 km no people 0 Very likely



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