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Mw 5.8 Earthquake, Green alert in Peru on 18 Apr 2017 17:49 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Earthquake impact

Summary

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This earthquake is expected to have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

  • Earthquake Magnitude 5.8M, Depth:14km
  • on 18 Apr 2017 17:49 UTC
  • About 20241 people within 100km
  • inserted at 19 Apr 2017 16:42:05

Earthquake event

  • Magnitude: 5.8 M
  • Depth: 14 km (shallow)
  • Area affected by light damage (estimated radius): 27 km (MMI VI)
  • Source: NEIC us10008iq5
  • Location (latitude/longitude): -2.7334, -75.3507
  • Time (UTC): 18 Apr 2017 17:49:55
  • Time (ECT): 18 Apr 2017 19:49:55

Earthquake impact details

The earthquake happened in Peru , Department of Loreto (population 720,100) . The nearest places are San Antonio, Puerto Canela, Tigre, Leoncio Prado, Patria Nueva, Lorena, San Jacinto, Platanoyacu, Marsella, Puerto Olivia, and Virotehuas.

Population

Population near epicenter
Radius Population
100 km 20000 people
75 km 8300 people
50 km 2300 people
20 km <1000 people
10 km <1000 people
5 km <1000 people
2 km no people

Affected provinces

Region Province Country Population
Loreto Peru 720000 people

Affected Populated Places

See complete places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
San Antonio Loreto Peru Village6 - 12 km
Puerto Canela Loreto Peru Village6 - 35 km
Tigre Loreto Peru Village6 - 37 km
Leoncio Prado Loreto Peru Village6 - 38 km
Patria Nueva Loreto Peru Village6 - 43 km
Lorena Loreto Peru Village6 - 46 km
San Jacinto Loreto Peru Village5 - 48 km
Platanoyacu Loreto Peru Village5 - 57 km
Marsella Loreto Peru Village6 - 57 km
Puerto Olivia Loreto Peru Village5 - 65 km
Vice Almirante Carbajal Loreto Peru Village6 - 65 km
Virotehuas Loreto Peru Village6 - 67 km

Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.

Event time line

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event calculation detail

Event calculation detail

Reference Id Level Score Type Date Added Population
100km                      20km
Vulnerability
Score
Max Height(m)
 
Episode 1164466
2 realtime 2017-04-18 20:12:17 No people affected No people affected 0 0
  Earthquake 182361
0 realtime 2017-04-18 20:12:17 20 thousand Few people affected 1.78 0
 
 
Episode 1164582
1 realtime 2017-04-19 18:42:16 No people affected No people affected 0 0
  Earthquake 182477
0 realtime 2017-04-19 18:42:15 20 thousand Few people affected 1.78 0
 
Close
IDAlert Color Date (UTC)Mag. and depthMax Intensity (mmi*)Pop. within 100 kmTsunami risk (max height)Delay (hh:mm) Source
1164466

Calculation Episode detail

Reference Id Level Score Type Date Added Population
100km                      20km
Vulnerability
Score
Max Height(m)
Episode 1164466
2 realtime 2017-04-18 20:12:17 No people affected No people affected 0 0
  Earthquake 182361
0 realtime 2017-04-18 20:12:17 20 thousand Few people affected 1.78 0
Close
18 Apr 2017 17:49 6M, 10.74km N/A 20 thousand 00:22 NEIC NEIC
1164582

Calculation Episode detail

Reference Id Level Score Type Date Added Population
100km                      20km
Vulnerability
Score
Max Height(m)
Episode 1164582
1 realtime 2017-04-19 18:42:16 No people affected No people affected 0 0
  Earthquake 182477
0 realtime 2017-04-19 18:42:15 20 thousand Few people affected 1.78 0
Close
18 Apr 2017 17:49 5.8M, 14km 7.88 20 thousand 22:52 NEIC NEIC

(*) Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale

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