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Mw 5.6 Earthquake, Green alert in Antigua and Barbuda on 17 Apr 2017 05:23 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Earthquake impact

Summary

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

  • Earthquake Magnitude 5.6M, Depth:21.11km
  • on 17 Apr 2017 05:23 UTC
  • About 90156 people within 100km
  • inserted at 17 Apr 2017 05:42:05

Earthquake event

  • Magnitude: 5.6 M
  • Depth: 21.11 km (shallow)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC us10008iaa
  • Location (latitude/longitude): 17.4756, -61.1385
  • Time (UTC): 17 Apr 2017 05:23:15
  • Time (ECT): 17 Apr 2017 07:23:15

Earthquake impact details

The earthquake happened in Antigua and Barbuda ,of Antigua & Barbuda (population 65,212) .

The alertlevel for this event is Green

Population

Population near epicenter
Intensity Population

Affected provinces

Region Province Country Population
Antigua & Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda <1000 people

Affected Places

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Critical infrastructure

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

Nearby and affected airports
Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft)
Barbuda Codrington BBQ unknown 0



Event time line

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AlertShake
ID
episodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax
mmi
Date event (UTC)Date shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 1164257 17.475600/-61.138500 5.6 21.11 3.72 17 Apr 2017 05:23 17 Apr 2017 05:42 00:19
2 1164257 17.475600/-61.138500 5.6 21.11 3.76 17 Apr 2017 05:23 17 Apr 2017 07:24 02:01 (upd of #1)

(*) Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale

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