miércoles, 24 de mayo de 2017

Green earthquake alert (4.6M,depth:51.74km) in Virgin Islands, U.S. at 5/24/2017 2:25:45 PM

Green Earthquake in Virgin Islands, U.S.


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 4.6M, Depth:51.74km
  • 24 May 2017 14:25:45 UTC
  • About 85069 people within 100km

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

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Earthquake Event


  • Magnitude: 4.6 M
  • Depth: 51.74 km (deep)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): 19.1397, -64.9796
  • Time (UTC): 24 May 2017 14:25:45
  • Time (ECT): 24 May 2017 16:25:45

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened off shore, near Virgin Islands, U.S., of Virgin Is. (population 101,809). The distance to the nearest coast is 84km. The nearest places are Road Town (8300 people , 88km), and Charlotte Amalie (10000 people , 88km).

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Anegada (85km), Stouffer Grand Beach Resort (89km), H.S. Truman (runway 7000ft, 90km), Beef Island (runway 3600ft, 91km), Frenchman's Reef (91km), and 3 more. The nearest ports are Anegada Island (83km), Charlotte Amalie (89km), Road Harbour & Port Purcell (90km), Cruz Bay (92km), Culebra (94km), and 1 more.

The maximum altitude nearby is NaNm.

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2)
75 km no people 0
50 km no people 0
20 km no people 0
10 km no people 0



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