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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 4 km N of Lagunillas, Venezuela

Earthquake location 8.5554S, -71.3886WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Lagunillas in Venezuela. The temblor was picked up at 06:54:32 / 6:54 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003z98. Id of event: us10003z98. Exact time and date of earthquake 14/11/15 / 2015-11-14 11:24:32 / November 14, 2015 @ 11:24 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 12.54 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.3886 West, latitude 8.5554 North, depth = 12.54 km.

The epicenter was 27 km (17 miles) from Mérida (c. 300 000 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Mucumpiz (c. 215 300 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Ejido (c. 106 900 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from El Vigía (c. 59 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from San Carlos del Zulia (c. 56 600 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Venezuela (c. 27 223 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Carlos del Zulia, Mucumpiz, El Vigía.

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 4 km N of Lagunillas, Venezuela. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.3886° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 8.5554° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 12.54 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4km N 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 2015-11-14 11:24:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-11-29 12:33:01 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 271 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 0.814 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.5 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 53 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 us10003z98 Id of event.
Event Code 10003z98 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003z98, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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