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

  • 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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Date event (UTC)Date shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1160112 11.9584/-69.5903 5.5 10 4.71 10 Mar 2017 13:46 10 Mar 2017 14:10 00:23 (new episode)
2 0 1160112 11.9584/-69.5903 5.5 10 4.71 10 Mar 2017 13:46 10 Mar 2017 15:49 02:02 (upd of #1)

(*) Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale

Earthquake impact details

The earthquake happened in Venezuela ,of Falcon (population 652,997) .

The alertlevel for this event is Green


Population in major intensity
Intensity Population
no people

Affected provinces

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

Affected cities (first 100 records)

See complete places

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

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)
Adicora 2 0
Coro CZE 16 Civ. Paved Yes 7000
Josefa Camejo LSP 23 Civ. Paved Yes 9100

Major ports
Name LOCODE Country
Saint Nicolaas Venezuela
Coro VECZE Venezuela

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