miércoles, 23 de mayo de 2018

Green alert: earthquake M 4.5 in Venezuela on 5/23/2018 11:23:07 AM

M 4.5 in Venezuela on 23 May 2018 11:23 UTC


GDACS Alert based on "Earthquake Parameter" alerting model

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: M4.5
  • Depth: 10 Km
  • Event Date UTC: 23 May 2018 11:23
  • Exposed Population: 5050000 people within 100km

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

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Earthquake Event

Impact Details

The earthquake happened inVenezuela, State of Carabobo (population 1,586,392). The nearest places are Cumaquita (2km), La Cumaca (2km), El Polvero (4km), Quebrada Honda (5km), S. Diego (5km), and 525 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Zim Valencia (runway 9800ft, 17km), Puerto Cabello (runway 6900ft, 22km), Los Aguacates (32km), Montichiari (runway 7000ft, 34km), Maracay (39km), and 9 more. The nearest ports are Puerto Cabello (19km), Turiamo (20km), El Palito (25km), Moron (37km), Tucacas (64km), and 1 more.

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2)
75 km 4.1 million people 235
50 km 3.3 million people 420
20 km 1.5 million people 1264
10 km 270000 people 869



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