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M 4.66 in Puerto Rico on 17 Jul 2017 02:19 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Media reports

Media coverage of this event

Media analysis

News articles per day
16/07 21/07
  • Articles: 994
  • Articles about casualties: 6 (0.6%)
  • Articles in last hour: 0

Latest headlines


The headlines below have been automatically extracted by the Europe Media Monitor.

Mentioning 'Puerto'

Aeropuerto y hospital de especialidades, entre los 10 pedidos a Moreno
Thu, 20 Jul 2017 07:11:00 +0200   eldiario-EC (es)

El alcalde, Agustín Casanova, dijo a El Diario que ya están trabajando en el perfilamiento de lo que será el nuevo aeropuerto de Portoviejo, pero no en el terreno actual, que ya no se ajusta a la realidad del sector, que se constituye en el eje de mayor crecimiento del cantón. “Sería por el sector de la vía Colón-Quimís.

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Social media analysis

Experimental feature

The information below is extracted by an experimental JRC system to analyze Twitter messages for the occurance of secondary effects for earthquakes and tsunamis. This feature is currently not available for other disaser types.

Twitter reaction

The graph above shows the number of tweets per minute just before and just after the earthquake. The higher the values and the larger the difference between before and after, the more the earthquake was felt by the local population. Note that after 20 to 30 minutes, many tweets will come from areas not near the earthquake. These indicate general interest in this event rather than local impact.

Tweets mentioning secondary effects

The graph above shows tweets for keywords related to common secondary effects. A large difference between tweets counts before and after the event for any of these keywords is a good indication that the secondary effect occurred.