martes, 31 de enero de 2017

Green earthquake alert (5M,depth:25.98km) in Ecuador at 1/31/2017 2:22:41 PM

Green Earthquake in Ecuador


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 5M, Depth:25.98km
  • 31 Jan 2017 14:22:41 UTC
  • 648714 people within 100km

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

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Earthquake Event


  • Magnitude: 5 M
  • Depth: 25.98 km (shallow)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): 0.7154, -79.6415
  • Time (UTC): 31 Jan 2017 14:22:41
  • Time (ECT): 31 Jan 2017 15:22:41

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened inEcuador, Province of Esmeraldas (population 336,795). The nearest places are Coronel Carlos Concha Torres (4km), Pebas Real (7km), Chinca (8km), Tabuche (10km), Majua (11km), and 66 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are General Rivadeneira (runway 7800ft, 29km), and Pedernales (84km). The nearest ports are Esmeraldas (29km), Rioverde (33km), Balao Terminal (35km), and Cojimies (58km).

The maximum altitude nearby is NaNm.

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2)
75 km 470000 people 26
50 km 350000 people 44
20 km 29000 people 23
10 km 4100 people 13



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