Nov 21, 2016

Green earthquake alert (4.8M,depth:10km) in Venezuela at 11/21/2016 1:36:26 AM

Green Earthquake in Venezuela


Population Density near epicenter (people/km2). Image area: 6x4 decimal degrees (approx. 650x450km2).


This earthquake is expected to have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

  • Earthquake Magnitude 4.8M, Depth:10km
  • 21 Nov 2016 01:36:26 UTC
  • 1082674 people within 100km

Whether international humanitarian aid is needed must be decided by an expert.

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Earthquake Event


  • Magnitude: 4.8 M
  • Depth: 10 km (very shallow)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): 10.2566, -62.161
  • Time (UTC): 21 Nov 2016 01:36:26
  • Time (ECT): 21 Nov 2016 02:36:26

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened off shore, near Venezuela, Territory of Delta Amacuro (population 92,313). The distance to the nearest coast is 26km. The nearest places are Capure (31km), Fullarton (37km), G├╝iria (38km), Coromandel Settlement (43km), Puerto de Hierro (43km), and 13 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Pedernales (32km), Guiria (runway 5100ft, 38km), Rio de Agua (96km), and Piarco (runway 10500ft, 97km). The nearest ports are Puerto Pedernales (31km), Guiria (37km), Puerto de Hierro (42km), Cristobal Colon (51km), Point Fortin (53km), and 9 more.

The maximum altitude nearby is NaNm.

The population near the earthquake is shown in the table below.

Radius Population Density (people/km2)
75 km 180000 people 10
50 km 54000 people 6
20 km no people 0
10 km no people 0



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