A 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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