lunes, 17 de julio de 2017

Green earthquake alert (4.7M,depth:10km) in Puerto Rico at 7/17/2017 2:18:59 AM

Green Earthquake in Puerto Rico


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:10km
  • 17 Jul 2017 02:18:59 UTC
  • 860933 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: 10 km (very shallow)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): 19.1166, -66.7921
  • Time (UTC): 17 Jul 2017 02:18:59
  • Time (ECT): 17 Jul 2017 04:18:59

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened off shore, near Puerto Rico, Administrative Subdivision of Aguadilla. The distance to the nearest coast is 67km. The nearest places are Hatillo (5300 people , 67km), Camuy (4000 people , 68km), Carrizales (2500 people , 68km), Membrillo (68km), Jarealito (69km), and 2 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Antonio Nery Juarbe Pol (73km), Borinquen (runway 11700ft, 75km), Labadie (76km), and Dorado (88km). The nearest ports are Arecibo (69km), and Aguadilla (83km).

The maximum altitude nearby is NaNm.

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2)
75 km 170000 people 9
50 km no people 0
20 km no people 0
10 km no people 0



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