sábado, 15 de julio de 2017

Green earthquake alert (5.4M,depth:10km) in Greece at 7/15/2017 8:30:17 PM

Green Earthquake in Greece


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 5.4M, Depth:10km
  • 15 Jul 2017 20:30:17 UTC
  • 399786 people within 100km

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

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Earthquake Event


  • Magnitude: 5.4 M
  • Depth: 10 km (very shallow)
  • Source: EMSC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): 34.89, 25.43
  • Time (UTC): 15 Jul 2017 20:30:17
  • Time (ECT): 15 Jul 2017 22:30:17

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened off shore, near Greece, Region of Crete (population 537,807). The distance to the nearest coast is 9km. The nearest places are Káto Vígles (12km), Myrtos (15km), Ano Viánnos (18km), Ammoudhárai (20km), Kefalóvrisi (21km), and 65 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Kasteli (runway 8000ft, 34km), N. Kazantzakis (runway 8900ft, 55km), Tympaki (66km), and Sitia (runway 2300ft, 67km). The nearest ports are Ierapetra (27km), Aghios Nikolaos (40km), Iraklion (57km), Kali Limenes (60km), Dia Island (61km), 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 340000 people 19
50 km 110000 people 14
20 km 3500 people 2
10 km <1000 people 0



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