martes, 18 de julio de 2017

Green earthquake alert (6.6M,depth:10km) in Peru at 7/18/2017 2:05:17 AM

Green Earthquake in Peru


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 6.6M, Depth:10km
  • 18 Jul 2017 02:05:17 UTC
  • About 38010 people within 100km

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

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Earthquake Event


  • Magnitude: 6.6 M
  • Depth: 10 km (very shallow)
  • Area affected by light damage (estimated radius): 69 km (MMI IV)
  • Source: GEOFON
  • Location (latitude/longitude): -16.41, -73.66
  • Time (UTC): 18 Jul 2017 02:05:17
  • Time (ECT): 18 Jul 2017 04:05:17

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened off shore, near Peru, Department of Arequipa (population 1,079,500). The distance to the nearest coast is 20km. The nearest places are La Punta (20km), El Desaire (21km), La Bodega (21km), Puerto Atico (29km), Cerro de Arena (35km), and 12 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. The nearest ports are Atico (19km).

The maximum altitude nearby is NaNm.

The approximate distance within which light damage may occur is 69km (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
100 km 38000 people 1 Likely
75 km 15000 people 0 Likely
50 km 4400 people 0 Very likely
20 km no people 0 Very likely
10 km no people 0 Very likely



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