M 5.5 in Venezuela on 10 Mar 2017 13:46 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: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: 11.9584 , -69.5903
Event Date: 10 Mar 2017 13:46 UTC
Exposed Population: 920000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us1000885n
Inserted at: 10 Mar 2017 14:09 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity: 4.3 (VEN)

Gdacs Score

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Exposed population

The earthquake happened in Venezuela ,of Falcon (population 652,997) . The alertlevel for this event is Green

Intensity Population
no people

Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShakeScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1160112 11.958/-69.59 5.5 10 4.71 10 Mar 2017 14:10 00:23 (new episode)
2 0 1160112 11.958/-69.59 5.5 10 4.71 10 Mar 2017 15:49 02:02 (upd of #1)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Falcon Venezuela 350000 people
Aruba Aruba 5300 people

Affected populated places

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Pueblo Nuevo Falcon Venezuela City - 37 km
Iacuato Falcon Venezuela Village5 - 38 km
Buena Vista Falcon Venezuela Village5 - 40 km
El Vínculo Falcon Venezuela Village5 - 40 km
Santa Ana Falcon Venezuela Village5 - 44 km
Barunú Falcon Venezuela Village5 - 47 km
San Clemente Falcon Venezuela Village5 - 52 km
Palmira Falcon Venezuela Village5 - 54 km
Jadacaquiva Falcon Venezuela Village5 - 55 km
Yabuquiva Falcon Venezuela Village5 - 55 km
La Vela de Coro Falcon Venezuela City - 55 km
San José Falcon Venezuela Village5 - 58 km
Coro Falcon Venezuela City 190000 people 62 km
Jacuque Falcon Venezuela Village5 - 63 km
Cumajacoa Falcon Venezuela Village5 - 65 km

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Critical infrastructure

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

Airports

Intensity Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft)
Adicora 2 0
Coro CZE 16 Civ. Paved Yes 7000
Josefa Camejo LSP 23 Civ. Paved Yes 9100

Ports

Intensity Name LOCODE Country
Saint Nicolaas Venezuela
Coro VECZE Venezuela

More information

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