martes, 18 de abril de 2017

Orange earthquake alert (6M,depth:10.74km) in Peru at 4/18/2017 5:49:55 PM

Orange Earthquake in Peru


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 6M, Depth:10.74km
  • 18 Apr 2017 17:49:55 UTC
  • About 19622 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: 10.74 km (shallow)
  • Area affected by light damage (estimated radius): 39 km (MMI IV)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): -2.727, -75.305
  • Time (UTC): 18 Apr 2017 17:49:55
  • Time (ECT): 18 Apr 2017 19:49:55

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened inPeru, Department of Loreto (population 720,100). The nearest places are San Antonio (17km), Puerto Canela (39km), Tigre (41km), Patria Nueva (42km), Leoncio Prado (42km), and 7 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. There are no known airports nearby. There are no known ports nearby.

The maximum altitude nearby is NaNm.

The approximate distance within which light damage may occur is 38km (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 6200 people 0 Likely
50 km 2400 people 0 Likely
20 km <1000 people 0 Very likely
10 km <1000 people 0 Very likely



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