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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag has occurred near Lagunillas in Venezuela

Earthquake location 8.5253S, -71.3695WA 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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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.3695° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 8.5253° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7.9 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 2km NE 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 2015-11-20 23:05:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-12-07 01:02:20 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 326 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 0.809 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.85 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 36 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 us10003zyw Id of event.
Event Code 10003zyw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003zyw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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