M 5.5 in Venezuela on 09 Sep 2019 18:05 UTC
Shakemap
Tsunami

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: 5.5M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: 10.4726 , -64.438
Event Date: 09 Sep 2019 18:05 UTC
Exposed Population: 2150000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us70005drn
Inserted at: 10 Sep 2019 18:07 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 4.3 (Venezuela)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us70005drn Scaled population (raster) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 0.9  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

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Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1271535 0 09 Sep 2019 18:05 5.5M, 10km 5.743 2.2 million 1d 00:02 NEIC
The episode that generated the alert; the next major evaluations beyond 12 hours will not trigger additional alerts.
* 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 ,of Sucre (population 741,866) . The alertlevel for this event is GREEN

Intensity Population
4200 people
340000 people


Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1271535 10.473/-64.438 5.5 10.0 5.742 09 Sep 2019 18:25 00:20 (new episode)
2 0 1271535 10.505/-64.412 5.5 10.0 5.668 09 Sep 2019 18:34 00:28 (upd of #1)
3 0 1271535 10.505/-64.412 5.5 10.0 5.261 09 Sep 2019 20:08 02:02 (upd of #2)
4 0 1271535 10.505/-64.412 5.5 10.0 5.743 10 Sep 2019 18:07 1d 00:02 (upd of #3)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Sucre Venezuela 230000 people
Sucre Venezuela 32000 people
Anzoategui Venezuela 730000 people
Neuva Esparta Venezuela 21000 people

Affected populated places. Areas of interest

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Punta Arenas Sucre Venezuela Village5 - 23 km
Pta de Araya Sucre Venezuela Village5 - 25 km
Manicuare Sucre Venezuela Village5 - 27 km
Cumaná Sucre Venezuela City 290000 people 28 km
El Rincón Sucre Venezuela Village5 - 28 km
El Guamache Sucre Venezuela Village5 - 37 km
Puerto la Cruz Anzoategui Venezuela City 210000 people 37 km
Barcelona Anzoategui Venezuela City 420000 people 47 km

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Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.

Airports

Intensity Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft)
Cumana CUM 4 Civ. Paved Yes 8500
Jose Antonio Anzoategui BLA 8 Civ. Paved Yes 8200

Ports

Intensity Name LOCODE Country
Araya VEARA Venezuela
Cumana VECUM Venezuela
Puerto Sucre VECUM Venezuela
Pertigalete VEPRG Venezuela
Guanta VEGUT Venezuela
Pamatacual VEPAM Venezuela
Puerto la Cruz VEPCZ Venezuela

More information

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