M 5.1 in Argentina on 17 May 2017 10:45 UTC
EQ parameters

Event summary

This earthquake is expected to have a no humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

Earthquake Magnitude: 5.1M
Depth: 170.26 Km
Lat/Lon: -24.4054 , -67.1755
Event Date: 17 May 2017 10:45 UTC
Exposed Population: About 7000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us10008szw
Inserted at: 17 May 2017 11:03 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 3.7 (Argentina)
INFORM Coping capacity of the affected contries: Argentina= 3.7; Chile= 3


For more info on GDACS alert score click here.
  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC n.a. -1
us10008szw Scaled population 0  
  C1 earthquake 1  
  C2 earthquake 0  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1168112 -1 17 May 2017 10:45 5.1M, 170.26km N/A 7 thousand 00:17 NEIC
* The max MMI detected for sources having shakemaps;
** The population detected in MMI>=7 for episode with shakemap or in a 100km radius;
*** The tsunami max height.

Exposed population

The earthquake happened in Argentina , Province of Salta (population 897,526) . The nearest places are Salar de Pocitos, Tolar Grande, Agua Blanca, Santa Rosa, Olacapato Chico, Horno Auspurg, CatĂșa, El Porvenir, and Campamento El Laco.

Radius Population
100 km 7200 people
75 km 1900 people
50 km <1000 people
20 km <1000 people
10 km <1000 people
5 km no people
2 km no people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Salta Argentina 890000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Salar de Pocitos Salta Argentina Village5 - 19 km
Tolar Grande Salta Argentina Village5 - 31 km
Agua Blanca Salta Argentina Village6 - 31 km
Santa Rosa Salta Argentina Village6 - 48 km
Olacapato Chico Jujuy Argentina Village5 - 55 km
Horno Auspurg Jujuy Argentina Village6 - 56 km
CatĂșa Salta Argentina Village5 - 62 km
El Porvenir Jujuy Argentina Village6 - 68 km
Campamento El Laco Antofagasta Chile Village6 - 69 km

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Critical infrastructure

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

More information

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