A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Lagunillas in Venezuela. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7.9 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.3695 West, latitude 8.5253 North, depth = 7.9 km. Unique identifier: us10003zyw. Ids that are associated to the event: us10003zyw. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 18:35:54 / 6:35 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/11/15 / 2015-11-20 23:05:54 / November 20, 2015 @ 11:05 pm.
The epicenter was 26 km (16 miles) from Mérida (c. 300 000 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Mucumpiz (c. 215 300 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Ejido (c. 106 900 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from El Vigía (c. 59 100 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from San Carlos del Zulia (c. 56 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Carlos del Zulia, El Vigía, Mucumpiz (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Venezuela (c. 27 223 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 2 km NE of Lagunillas, Venezuela. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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