A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Lagunillas in Venezuela on Saturday. The epicenter was at a depth of 5.09 km (3 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -71.4056 West, latitude 8.5013 North, depth = 5.09 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 07/11/15 / 2015-11-07 08:44:13 / November 7, 2015 @ 8:44 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10003x1p. Event ids that are associated: us10003x1p. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:14:13 / 4:14 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Carlos del Zulia, Mucumpiz, Mérida (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 31 km (19 miles) from Mérida (c. 300 000 pop), 31 km (20 miles) from Mucumpiz (c. 215 300 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Ejido (c. 106 900 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from El Vigía (c. 59 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from San Carlos del Zulia (c. 56 600 pop). Nearby country/countries, Venezuela (c. 27 223 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been sixteen, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days twenty-one 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: 2 km WSW of Lagunillas, Venezuela.
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