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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag was detected near La Concepcion in Venezuela

Earthquake location 10.8208S, -72.1172WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 37 kilometers (23 miles) from La Concepcion in Venezuela on Sunday. Id of earthquake: us100030m1. Event ids that are associated: us100030m1. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:06:17 / 3:06 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -72.1172 West, latitude 10.8208 North, depth = 103.57 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 103.57 km (64 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 09/08/15 / 2015-08-09 19:36:17 / August 9, 2015 @ 7:36 pm UTC/GMT.

Earthquake epicenter was 56 km (35 miles) from Maracaibo (c. 2 225 000 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Cabimas (c. 200 800 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Maicao (c. 130 300 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from La Villa del Rosario (c. 65 000 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Machiques (c. 63 000 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Santa Rita (c. 31 800 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from San Juan del Cesar (c. 26 800 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop), Venezuela (c. 27 223 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Villanueva, Machiques, San Juan del Cesar.

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

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 37 km NW of La Concepcion, Venezuela.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -72.1172° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 10.8208° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 103.57 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 37km NW of La Concepcion, Venezuela Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-08-09 19:36:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-08-09 19:59:20 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 340 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 2.416 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.41 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 38 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 us100030m1 Id of event.
Event Code 100030m1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100030m1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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