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M 5.5 in Venezuela on 10 Mar 2017 13:46 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Earthquake impact

Earthquake event

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  • Magnitude: 5.5 M
  • Depth: 10 km (very shallow)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC us1000885n
  • Location (latitude/longitude): 11.9584, -69.5903
  • Time (UTC): 10 Mar 2017 13:46:39
  • Time (ECT): 10 Mar 2017 14:46:39

Event time line

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IDAlertScore DateMag, DepthMax Intensity (MMI*)Pop [100 km or MMI 9-7]Tsunami risk (max height)Delay (hh:mm) Source
1160112 0.45

Calculation Episode detail

Reference Id Level Score Type Date Added Population
100km or MMI9-7    
Population
20km or Max MMI    
Max Height(m)
Episode 1160112
1 realtime 2017-03-10 15:09:22 930 thousand 0
  Earthquake 178034
0.45 realtime 2017-03-10 15:09:22 930 thousand No people affected 0
Close
10 Mar 2017 13:46 5.5M, 10km 4.71 930 thousand 00:22 NEIC NEIC

(*) Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale

Earthquake impact details

Population

Population near epicenter
Radius Population
100 km 920000 people
75 km 640000 people
50 km 41000 people
20 km no people
10 km no people
5 km no people
2 km no people

The earthquake happened in Venezuela , State of Falcon (population 652,997) . The nearest places are Pedregalito, El Hato, Guayacán, Charaima, Baraived, La Idea, Miraca, Azubure, Santa Rita, Maquigue, and Oranjestad.

Affected provinces

Region Province Country Population
Falcon Venezuela 650000 people
Aruba Aruba 67000 people
Netherlands Antilles Netherlands Antilles 150000 people
Lara Venezuela 1.3 million people
Yaracuy Venezuela 410000 people
La Guajira Colombia 360000 people
Zulia Venezuela 2.4 million people
Carabobo Venezuela 1.5 million people
Portuguesa Venezuela 620000 people
Cojedes Venezuela 190000 people
Trujillo Venezuela 520000 people
Aragua Venezuela 1.2 million people
Distrito Federal Venezuela 2.2 million people
Guarico Venezuela 530000 people
Miranda Venezuela 2 million people
Barinas Venezuela 460000 people
Merida Venezuela 620000 people
Cesar Colombia 830000 people
Apure Venezuela 310000 people
Magdalena Colombia 960000 people
Tachira Venezuela 880000 people
Dependencias Federales Venezuela -
Norde de Santander Colombia 1 million people
Anzoategui Venezuela 1 million people

Affected Populated Places

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Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Pedregalito Falcón Venezuela Village6 - 26 km
El Hato Falcón Venezuela Village6 - 27 km
Guayacán Falcon Venezuela Village6 - 28 km
Charaima Falcón Venezuela Village6 - 29 km
Baraived Falcón Venezuela Village6 - 29 km
La Idea Falcón Venezuela Village6 - 30 km
Miraca Falcón Venezuela Village6 - 31 km
Azubure Falcón Venezuela Village6 - 31 km
Santa Rita Falcón Venezuela Village6 - 32 km
Maquigue Falcón Venezuela Village6 - 32 km
Santa Cruz Falcón Venezuela Village6 - 32 km
Salina del Infierno Falcon Venezuela Village6 - 32 km
Guaquira Arriba Falcón Venezuela Village6 - 33 km
La Aguada Falcon Venezuela Village6 - 33 km
Maicara Falcón Venezuela Village6 - 34 km
Sacuragua Falcón Venezuela Village6 - 35 km
Maitiruma Falcón Venezuela Village6 - 36 km
Cumairebo Falcón Venezuela Village6 - 36 km
Cerro Pelon Falcón Venezuela Village6 - 36 km
Pueblo Nuevo Falcon Venezuela City - 37 km
Miramar Falcón Venezuela Village6 - 37 km
La Pitahaya Falcón Venezuela Village6 - 38 km
Iacuato Falcon Venezuela Village5 - 38 km
Las Cumaraguas Falcon Venezuela Village6 - 38 km
Machuruca Falcón Venezuela Village6 - 38 km
La Ciénega Falcón Venezuela Village6 - 38 km
Tucuato Falcón Venezuela Village6 - 38 km
Conejalito Falcón Venezuela Village6 - 38 km
El Alto Falcón Venezuela Village6 - 39 km
Pilancón Falcón Venezuela Village6 - 39 km
Barrialito Falcón Venezuela Village6 - 39 km
Jurujurebo Falcón Venezuela Village6 - 39 km
El Rodeo Falcon Venezuela Village6 - 40 km
Buena Vista Falcon Venezuela Village5 - 40 km
Caduto Falcon Venezuela Village6 - 40 km
Cayerúa Falcón Venezuela Village6 - 40 km
El Vínculo Falcon Venezuela Village5 - 40 km
Azaro Falcón Venezuela Village6 - 40 km
Las Brisas Falcón Venezuela Village6 - 41 km
Guacurebo Falcón Venezuela Village6 - 42 km
Curuca Falcón Venezuela Village6 - 43 km
Adaure Falcón Venezuela Village6 - 43 km
El Doral Falcón Venezuela Village6 - 43 km
La Sirena Falcon Venezuela Village6 - 43 km
Las Delicias Falcón Venezuela Village6 - 43 km
Los Pozos Falcón Venezuela Village6 - 43 km
San José de Cocodite Falcón Venezuela Village6 - 43 km
Piedras Negras Falcón Venezuela Village6 - 43 km
Guasare Abajo Falcón Venezuela Village6 - 44 km
Santa Ana Falcon Venezuela Village5 - 44 km
Villa Real Falcón Venezuela Village6 - 44 km
San Juan Falcón Venezuela Village6 - 44 km
Moruy Falcón Venezuela Village6 - 45 km
San Carlos Falcón Venezuela Village6 - 45 km
Los Llanitos Falcón Venezuela Village6 - 45 km
La Rinconada Falcón Venezuela Village6 - 45 km
El Toque Falcon Venezuela Village6 - 45 km
Piedra Honda Falcón Venezuela Village6 - 46 km
Las Carmelitas Falcón Venezuela Village6 - 46 km
Antun Falcón Venezuela Village6 - 46 km
San Mateo Falcón Venezuela Village6 - 46 km
El Pozón Falcón Venezuela Village6 - 46 km
Uarayadito Falcón Venezuela Village6 - 47 km
San Joaquín Falcón Venezuela Village6 - 47 km
San Antonio Falcón Venezuela Village6 - 47 km
San Evaristo Falcón Venezuela Village6 - 47 km
Barunú Falcon Venezuela Village5 - 47 km
La Cienaga Falcón Venezuela Village6 - 47 km
San Francisco Falcon Venezuela Village6 - 48 km
La Urupagua Falcón Venezuela Village6 - 48 km
San Nicolás Falcón Venezuela Village6 - 48 km
Santa Lucía Falcón Venezuela Village6 - 49 km
Chivuche Falcón Venezuela Village6 - 49 km
La Correría Falcón Venezuela Village6 - 49 km
Santa Ines Falcón Venezuela Village6 - 49 km
Cardón Grande Falcón Venezuela Village6 - 49 km
El Imujo Falcón Venezuela Village6 - 50 km
La Selva Falcón Venezuela Village6 - 50 km
La Trinidad Falcón Venezuela Village6 - 50 km
Davaduvare Falcón Venezuela Village6 - 50 km
La Negrita Falcón Venezuela Village6 - 50 km
Abudure Falcón Venezuela Village6 - 50 km
El Estanquecito Falcón Venezuela Village6 - 50 km
San Rafael Falcón Venezuela Village6 - 50 km
El Milagro Falcón Venezuela Village6 - 50 km
Las Clavellinas Falcón Venezuela Village6 - 50 km
Las Quebraditas Falcón Venezuela Village6 - 51 km
El Guayaqull Falcón Venezuela Village6 - 51 km
Caseto Falcón Venezuela Village6 - 51 km
La Loma Falcón Venezuela Village6 - 51 km
Palencia Falcón Venezuela Village6 - 51 km
Montalbán Falcón Venezuela Village6 - 51 km
Taimetaima Falcón Venezuela Village6 - 52 km
Cujizal Falcon Venezuela Village6 - 52 km
San Clemente Falcon Venezuela Village5 - 52 km
Las Queseras Falcón Venezuela Village6 - 52 km
La Miraba Falcón Venezuela Village6 - 52 km
Amaraya Falcón Venezuela Village6 - 53 km
El Cairo Falcón Venezuela Village6 - 53 km
El Mirador Falcón Venezuela Village6 - 53 km

Critical infrastructure

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

Nearby and affected airports
Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Adicora 2 0 24 km
Puerto Cumarebo 52 0 58 km
Coro CZE 16 Civ. Paved Yes 7000 61 km
Josefa Camejo LSP 23 Civ. Paved Yes 9100 64 km
Hato CUR 9 Civ. Paved Yes 11100 73 km
Reina Beatrix International AUA 18 Civ. Paved Yes 8900 76 km
Major ports
Name LOCODE Country Distance
Saint Nicolaas Venezuela 47 km
Coro VECZE Venezuela 55 km
Puerto Cumarebo VECMR Venezuela 58 km
San Nicolas AWSNL Aruba 62 km
Bullen Bay ANBUB Netherlands Antilles 66 km
Saint Michiels Bay ANSMB Netherlands Antilles 67 km
Barcadera AWBAR Aruba 73 km
Barcadera ANBAR Netherlands Antilles 73 km
Willemstad / Emmastad ANWIL Netherlands Antilles 73 km
Amuay VEAMY Venezuela 73 km
Las Piedras VELSP Venezuela 74 km
Guaranao Bay VEGUB Venezuela 76 km
Punta Cardon VEPCN Venezuela 79 km
Oranjestad AWORJ Aruba 80 km
Caracas Bay ANCRB Netherlands Antilles 81 km
Fuikbay ANFUI Netherlands Antilles 83 km
Hydro-dams
Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
El Isiro Coro 1963 68 km

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