M 4.66 in Puerto Rico on 17 Jul 2017 02:19 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: 4.7M
Depth: 34 Km
Lat/Lon: 19.1255 , -66.7793
Event Date: 17 Jul 2017 02:19 UTC
Exposed Population: 780000 people within 100km
Source: PRICO RS pr2017198001
Inserted at: 17 Jul 2017 03:34 UTC

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
1174057 0.09 17 Jul 2017 02:18 4.7M, 10km N/A 860 thousand 00:20 NEIC
1174058 0.07 17 Jul 2017 02:19 4.66M, 34km N/A 790 thousand 01:15 PRICO RS

Exposed population

The earthquake happened in Puerto Rico , Administrative Subdivision of Aguadilla.

Radius Population
100 km 780000 people
75 km 97000 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
Aguadilla Puerto Rico -
Arecibo Puerto Rico -
Bayamon Puerto Rico -
Ponce Puerto Rico -
San Juan Puerto Rico -
Mayag?ez Puerto Rico -
Guayama Puerto Rico -
Humacao Puerto Rico -
La Altagracia Dominican Republic 120000 people
Virgin Is. Virgin Islands, U.S. 100000 people
El Seibo Dominican Republic 75000 people
La Romana Dominican Republic 180000 people
British Virgin Is. Virgin Islands, British 18000 people
San Pedro de Macor¡s Dominican Republic 210000 people
Hato Major Dominican Republic 170000 people
Samana Dominican Republic 79000 people
Monte Plata Dominican Republic 110000 people
Distrito Nacional Dominican Republic 2.7 million people
Duarte Dominican Republic 280000 people
Maria Trinidad S Dominican Republic 130000 people
Santo Domingo Dominican Republic 1.5 million people
Sanchez Ramirez Dominican Republic 150000 people
San Cristobal Dominican Republic 160000 people
Espaillat Dominican Republic 190000 people
Monsenor Novel Dominican Republic 140000 people
Salcedo Dominican Republic 110000 people
La Vega Dominican Republic 310000 people
Peravia Dominican Republic 200000 people
Puerto Plata Dominican Republic 240000 people
Anguilla Anguilla 9200 people
Azua Dominican Republic 210000 people
Santiago Dominican Republic 760000 people
San Juan Dominican Republic 280000 people
Valverde Dominican Republic 120000 people
Barahona Dominican Republic 160000 people
Baoruco Dominican Republic 94000 people
Santiago Rodrigu Dominican Republic 66000 people
St. Kitts & Nevis Saint Kitts and Nevis 41000 people
Monte Cristi Dominican Republic 100000 people
Independencia Dominican Republic 46000 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
Antonio Nery Juarbe Pol ARE 7 0 76 km
Borinquen BQN 72 Civ. Paved Yes 11700 79 km
Labadie 137 0 80 km
Dorado 23 0 89 km


Name LOCODE Country Distance
Arecibo PRARE Puerto Rico 72 km
Aguadilla PRBQN Puerto Rico 87 km


Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Guajataca Guajataca 1928 82 km
Dos Bocas Rio Grande de Arecibo 1942 88 km
Caonillas Caonillas 1948 95 km

More information

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