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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 46 km NE of Gueiria, Venezuela

Earthquake location 10.838S, -61.9668WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Gueiria in Venezuela. Exact location of earthquake, -61.9668° West, 10.838° North, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 26/06/15 / 2015-06-26 01:15:01 / June 26, 2015 @ 1:15 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us20002wk7. Unique identifier: us20002wk7. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:45:01 / 8:45 pm (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the event was 55 km (34 miles) from Laventille (c. 157 300 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Chaguanas (c. 67 400 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Mon Repos (c. 56 400 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from San Fernando (c. 55 400 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Port-of-Spain (c. 49 000 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Güiria (c. 40 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Peñal, Princes Town, Mon Repos (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Trinidad and Tobago (c. 1 229 000 pop), Venezuela (c. 27 223 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 46 km NE of Gueiria, Venezuela. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -61.9668° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 10.838° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 46km NE of Gueiria, Venezuela Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-06-26 01:15:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-07-15 23:10:27 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -270 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 271 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.322 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.85 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 91 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20002wk7 Id of event.
Event Code 20002wk7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20002wk7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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