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Moderate earthquake, 5.3 mag has occurred near Lagunillas in Venezuela

Earthquake location 8.5307S, -71.3945WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was reported 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Lagunillas in Venezuela on Sunday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 28.12 km (17 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100040dr. Id of event: us100040dr. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/11/15 / 2015-11-22 20:38:33 / November 22, 2015 @ 8:38 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -71.3945 West, latitude 8.5307 North, depth = 28.12 km. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:08:33 / 4:08 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Fría, San Carlos del Zulia, Mucumpiz. Close country/countries that might be effected, Venezuela (c. 27 223 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 29 km (18 miles) from Mérida (c. 300 000 pop), 31 km (20 miles) from Mucumpiz (c. 215 300 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Ejido (c. 106 900 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from El Vigía (c. 59 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from San Carlos del Zulia (c. 56 600 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from La Fría (c. 27 100 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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: 2 km NNW of Lagunillas, Venezuela. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.3945° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 8.5307° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 28.12 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 2km NNW of Lagunillas, Venezuela Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-11-22 20:38:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-11-22 20:58:28 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -270 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 6 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 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 434 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 0.829 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.04 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 54 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 us100040dr Id of event.
Event Code 100040dr An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100040dr, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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