A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Yaguaraparo in Venezuela. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/10/15 / 2015-10-17 00:57:01 / October 17, 2015 @ 12:57 am UTC/GMT. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:27:01 / 8:27 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003pad. Id of event: us10003pad. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 11.63 km (7 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -62.8976° West, 10.7569° North, depth 11.63 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Venezuela (c. 27 223 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Güiria, Carúpano (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 41 km (25 miles) from Carúpano (c. 112 100 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Güiria (c. 40 000 pop).
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 fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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