sábado, 24 de junio de 2017

Orange earthquake alert (5.8M,depth:10km) in Mozambique at 6/24/2017 2:37:15 AM

Orange Earthquake in Mozambique


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 5.8M, Depth:10km
  • 24 Jun 2017 02:37:15 UTC
  • 1371692 people within 100km

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

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Earthquake Event


  • Magnitude: 5.8 M
  • Depth: 10 km (very shallow)
  • Area affected by light damage (estimated radius): 28 km (MMI IV)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): -19.4012, 34.5012
  • Time (UTC): 24 Jun 2017 02:37:15
  • Time (ECT): 24 Jun 2017 04:37:15

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened inMozambique, Province of Sofala (population 1,454,224). The nearest places are Jangada (7km), Guanha (7km), Anizai (8km), Nhaufu (8km), Ponte do Púngoè (11km), and 72 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Beira (runway 7800ft, 61km). The nearest ports are Beira (57km).

The maximum altitude nearby is NaNm.

The approximate distance within which light damage may occur is 28km (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 1.1 million people 62
50 km 420000 people 54 Likely
20 km 87000 people 69 Very likely
10 km 28000 people 90 Very likely



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