A 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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