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M 5.6 in Antigua and Barbuda on 17 Apr 2017 05:23 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Summary


This earthquake can have a low humanitarian impact based on the Magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

  • Earthquake Magnitude: 5.6M
  • Depth: 21.11 Km
  • Event Date: 17 Apr 2017 05:23 UTC
  • Exposed Population: About 90000 people within 100km
  • Inserted at: 17 Apr 2017 05:42 UTC
  • INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 3.6 (ATG)


Known identifiers for this event: us10008iaa (neicid)

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Antigua and Barbuda: Six earthquakes affected Antigua and Barbuda Sunday and Monday

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 11:15:00 +0200reliefWeb (en)

A total of six earthquakes affected Antigua and Barbuda between Sunday night and Monday morning, according to information received from the UWI Seismic Research Centre in Trinidad. The quakes, which struck between 11:12 Sunday night and 4:31 Monday morning, were reportedly felt throughout the....

Series of Antigua Earthquakes Triggers Advice from Seismic Research Centre

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 04:48:00 +0200caribbean360 (en)

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, Wednesday April 19, 2017 – Following a series of earthquakes felt in Antigua and Barbuda, and as far away as St Kitts and Guadeloupe, the University of the West Indies’ Seismic Research Centre (SRC) is urging the people of the region to remain prepared. Around 1:23 a.m.

Reabren con un gran acto la iglesia más antigua de Melilla tras ser rehabilitada de los daños del terremoto de 2016

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 23:32:00 +0200eleconomista-es (es)

La Iglesia de la Purísima Concepción, en Melilla La Vieja, la más antigua de la ciudad, ha sido reabierta este lunes por la noche tras ser rehabilitada de los daños que se produjeron en la misma tras el terremoto que tuvo lugar el 25 de enero de 2016, una reapertura que se ha producido en el....

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