lunes, 17 de abril de 2017

Green earthquake alert (5.7M,depth:20.37km) in Vanuatu at 4/17/2017 2:21:32 AM

Green Earthquake in Vanuatu


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 5.7M, Depth:20.37km
  • 17 Apr 2017 02:21:32 UTC
  • About 1932 people within 100km

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

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Earthquake Event


  • Magnitude: 5.7 M
  • Depth: 20.37 km (shallow)
  • Area affected by light damage (estimated radius): 14 km (MMI IV)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): -13.3869, 166.5373
  • Time (UTC): 17 Apr 2017 02:21:32
  • Time (ECT): 17 Apr 2017 04:21:32

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened off shore, near Vanuatu, of Vanuatu (population 165,000). The distance to the nearest coast is 101km. The nearest places are Vipaka (11km), and Gavigamana (28km).

The distance to the nearest coast is

The earthquake occurred more than 100km from land and is unlikely to affect vulnerable infrastructure directly.

The approximate distance within which light damage may occur is 14km (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 1400 people 0
50 km 1400 people 0
20 km <1000 people 0 Likely
10 km <1000 people 0 Very likely



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