M 5.6 in Antigua and Barbuda on 17 Apr 2017 05:23 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: 5.6M
Depth: 21.11 Km
Lat/Lon: 17.4756 , -61.1385
Event Date: 17 Apr 2017 05:23 UTC
Exposed Population: About 90000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us10008iaa
Inserted at: 17 Apr 2017 05:42 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity: 3.6 (ATG)

Gdacs Score

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Exposed population

The earthquake happened in Antigua and Barbuda ,of Antigua & Barbuda (population 65,212) . The alertlevel for this event is Green

Intensity Population

Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShakeScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1164257 17.476/-61.138 5.6 21.11 3.72 17 Apr 2017 05:42 00:19 (new episode)
2 0 1164257 17.476/-61.138 5.6 21.11 3.76 17 Apr 2017 07:24 02:01 (upd of #1)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Antigua & Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda <1000 people

Critical infrastructure

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


Intensity Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft)
Barbuda Codrington BBQ unknown 0

More information

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