M 5.3 in Venezuela on 07 Dec 2021 17:15 UTC
EQ parameters

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: 5.3M
Depth: 8.8 Km
Lat/Lon: 10.2996 , -62.3266
Event Date: 07 Dec 2021 17:15 UTC
07 Dec 2021 13:15 Local
Exposed Population:
750 thousand in 100km
Source: NEIC us6000ga4p
Inserted at: 07 Dec 2021 17:37 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score
4.3 (Venezuela)
INFORM Coping capacity of the affected contries: Venezuela= 4.3; Trinidad & Tobago= 3.6


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  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us6000ga4p Scaled population (vector) 5.4  
  C1 earthquake 1  
  C2 earthquake 0  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 0.9  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1414292 0 07 Dec 2021 17:15 5.3M, 8.8km N/A 750 thousand (in 100km) 00:21 NEIC
1414551 0 07 Dec 2021 17:15 5.1M, 10km N/A 810 thousand (in 100km) 22:38 NEIC
The episode that generated the alert; the next major evaluations beyond 12 hours will not trigger additional alerts.
The episode that has the last updated information.
* The max MMI detected for sources having shakemaps;
** The population detected in MMI>=7 for episode with shakemap or in a 100km radius;
*** The tsunami max height.

Exposed population

The earthquake happened in Venezuela , State of Monagas (population 513,237) . The nearest places are Soro, Güiria, Capure, Yoco, Puerto de Hierro, Irapa, Maraval, El Paujil, Fullarton, Puerto Escondido, and Chatham.

Radius Population
100 km 750000 people
75 km 150000 people
50 km 78000 people
20 km no people
10 km no people
5 km no people
2 km no people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Monagas Venezuela 510000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Soro Sucre Venezuela Village - 30 km
Güiria Sucre Venezuela City - 31 km
Capure Delta Amacuro Venezuela Village - 35 km
Yoco Sucre Venezuela Village - 36 km
Puerto de Hierro Sucre Venezuela Village - 39 km
Irapa Sucre Venezuela Village - 41 km
Maraval Sucre Venezuela Village - 47 km
El Paujil Sucre Venezuela Village - 55 km
Fullarton Saint Patrick Trinidad and Tobago Village - 56 km
Puerto Escondido Sucre Venezuela Village - 57 km
Macuro Sucre Venezuela Village - 59 km
Coromandel Settlement Trinidad and Tobago Village - 62 km
Yaguaraparo Sucre Venezuela Village - 63 km
Irois Trinidad and Tobago Village - 66 km
Guariquén Sucre Venezuela Village - 66 km
San Juan Sucre Venezuela Village - 67 km
Unare Sucre Venezuela Village - 67 km
Guanoco Sucre Venezuela Village - 69 km
Chatham Trinidad and Tobago Village - 69 km

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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
Guiria GUI 13 Civ. Paved No 5100 30 km
Pedernales PDZ 2 0 38 km
Rio de Agua 10 0 78 km


Name LOCODE Country Distance
Guiria VEGUI Venezuela 30 km
Puerto Pedernales Venezuela 36 km
Puerto de Hierro VEPHO Venezuela 46 km
Cristobal Colon Venezuela 59 km
Point Fortin TTPTF Trinidad and Tobago 72 km
Brighton TTLAB Trinidad and Tobago 77 km
Chaguaramas TTCHA Trinidad and Tobago 84 km
Caripito VECAR Venezuela 86 km
Cronstadt Island Trinidad and Tobago 87 km
Tembladora TTTEM Trinidad and Tobago 92 km
Point Lisas Port Trinidad and Tobago 92 km
Point Lisas TTPTS Trinidad and Tobago 93 km
Pointe A Pierre TTPTP Trinidad and Tobago 95 km
Trinidad BOTDD Bolivia 96 km
Port Of Spain TTPOS Trinidad and Tobago 96 km

More information

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