viernes, 18 de agosto de 2017

Green earthquake alert (4.9M,depth:8km) in Greece at 8/18/2017 3:46:51 AM

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 4.9M, Depth:8km
  • 18 Aug 2017 03:46:51 UTC
  • 274797 people within 100km

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

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Earthquake Event


  • Magnitude: 4.9 M
  • Depth: 8 km (very shallow)
  • Source: EMSC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): 34.9, 24.05
  • Time (UTC): 18 Aug 2017 03:46:51
  • Time (ECT): 18 Aug 2017 05:46:51

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened off shore, near Greece, Region of Crete (population 537,807). The distance to the nearest coast is 31km. The nearest places are Ámbelos (6km), Loútra (32km), Khóra Sfakíon (33km), Skaloti (36km), Ayía Roúmeli (37km), and 49 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Tympaki (66km), and Souda (runway 10800ft, 69km). The nearest ports are Gavdhos Island (7km), Rethimnon (62km), Suda Bay (63km), Limin Khanion (67km), Kali Limenes (68km), and 2 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 200000 people 11
50 km 6800 people 0
20 km <1000 people 0
10 km <1000 people 1



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