M 5.5 in Russian Federation on 20 Apr 2017 11:41 UTC

Event summary

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

Earthquake Magnitude: 5.5M
Depth: 60.83 Km
Lat/Lon: 44.4281 , 148.7312
Event Date: 20 Apr 2017 11:41 UTC
Exposed Population: About 1000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us10008j80
Inserted at: 20 Apr 2017 12:03 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity: 4.6 (RUS)

Gdacs Score

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Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMax Intensity (MMI*)Pop [100 km or MMI 9-7]Tsunami risk (max height)Delay (hh:mm)Source
1164680 0 20 Apr 2017 11:41 5.5M, 60.83km 3.66 1 thousand 00:21 NEIC

Exposed population

The earthquake happened in Russian Federation , Region of Sakhalinskaya oblast' (population 731,237) .

Radius Population
100 km 1300 people
75 km no people
50 km no people
20 km no people
10 km no people
5 km no people
2 km no people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Sakhalinskaya oblast' Russian Federation 730000 people
Hokkaido Japan 5.8 million people

Critical infrastructure

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


Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Sopochnyy Southwest 21 0 94 km

More information

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