A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Lagunillas in Venezuela. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/12/15 / 2015-12-05 06:04:48 / December 5, 2015 @ 6:04 am. The temblor was detected at 01:34:48 / 1:34 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -71.3714° West, 8.5889° North, depth 10 km. Id of earthquake: us20004fs8. Event ids that are associated: us20004fs8. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the event was 25 km (16 miles) from Mérida (c. 300 000 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Mucumpiz (c. 215 300 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Ejido (c. 106 900 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from El Vigía (c. 59 100 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from San Carlos del Zulia (c. 56 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Venezuela (c. 27 223 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Carlos del Zulia, Mucumpiz, El Vigía (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 8 km NNE of Lagunillas, Venezuela. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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