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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag has occurred near Gueiria in Venezuela

Earthquake location 11.1526S, -62.4256WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Gueiria in Venezuela on Thursday. Exact location of event, depth 112.1 km, -62.4256° West, 11.1526° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us20003hpr. Event ids that are associated: us20003hpr. Exact time and date of earthquake 10/09/15 / 2015-09-10 07:49:36 / September 10, 2015 @ 7:49 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 112.1 km (70 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 03:49:36 / 3:49 am (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Carúpano, Güiria (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 106 km (66 miles) from Carúpano (c. 112 100 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Güiria (c. 40 000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Venezuela (c. 27 223 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 65 km NNW of Gueiria, Venezuela. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -62.4256° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 11.1526° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 112.1 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 65km NNW 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 2015-09-10 07:49:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-09-10 08:03:31 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 6 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.5 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 403 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 1.232 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.05 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 66 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 us20003hpr Id of event.
Event Code 20003hpr An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20003hpr, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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