May 17, 2017

Green earthquake alert (4.7M,depth:91.13km) in Venezuela at 5/17/2017 10:04:23 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 4.7M, Depth:91.13km
  • 17 May 2017 10:04:23 UTC
  • 733845 people within 100km

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

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Earthquake Event


  • Magnitude: 4.7 M
  • Depth: 91.13 km (deep)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): 10.9229, -62.1768
  • Time (UTC): 17 May 2017 10:04:23
  • Time (ECT): 17 May 2017 12:04:23

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened off shore, near Venezuela, State of Sucre (population 741,866). The distance to the nearest coast is 24km. The nearest places are Puerto de Hierro (32km), Macuro (38km), G├╝iria (40km), Yoco (44km), Maraval (49km), and 8 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Guiria (runway 5100ft, 41km). The nearest ports are Puerto de Hierro (33km), Cristobal Colon (40km), Guiria (41km), Chaguaramas (61km), Cronstadt Island (66km), and 7 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 130000 people 7
50 km 42000 people 5
20 km no people 0
10 km no people 0



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