Jun 12, 2017

Orange earthquake alert (6.4M,depth:10.35km) in Greece at 6/12/2017 12:28:38 PM

Orange Earthquake in Greece


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


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

  • Earthquake Magnitude 6.4M, Depth:10.35km
  • 12 Jun 2017 12:28:38 UTC
  • 1501564 people within 100km

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

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Earthquake Event


  • Magnitude: 6.4 M
  • Depth: 10.35 km (shallow)
  • Area affected by light damage (estimated radius): 59 km (MMI IV)
  • Source: NEIC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): 38.932, 26.3635
  • Time (UTC): 12 Jun 2017 12:28:38
  • Time (ECT): 12 Jun 2017 14:28:38

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened off shore, near Greece, Region of Aegean Islands (population 456,800). The distance to the nearest coast is 4km. The nearest places are Plomárion (5km), Skopelos (12km), Palaiokipos (16km), Ayiásos (17km), Vrisa (18km), and 75 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Polikhnitos (22km), Mytilene (runway 7900ft, 24km), Chios (runway 4900ft, 68km), Cigli Military Airport (runway 10700ft, 70km), Cigli (runway 9800ft, 73km), and 1 more. The nearest ports are Plomarion (5km), Mitilene (25km), Kolpis Kallonis (29km), Marmaron (47km), Dikili (48km), and 14 more.

The maximum altitude nearby is NaNm.

The approximate distance within which light damage may occur is 59km (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 1.5 million people 47 Likely
75 km 440000 people 25 Likely
50 km 75000 people 9 Very likely
20 km 7700 people 6 Very likely
10 km 3700 people 11 Very likely



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