A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Santa Isabel in Venezuela on Monday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/01/16 / 2016-01-04 14:59:11 / January 4, 2016 @ 2:59 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 18.96 km (12 miles). Id of earthquake: us10004b74. Event ids that are associated: us10004b74. The temblor was detected at 10:29:11 / 10:29 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -70.7361° West, latitude 9.6131° North, depth = 18.96 km.
Event epicenter was 95 km (59 miles) from Carora (c. 93 800 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Valera (c. 93 800 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Lagunillas (c. 44 300 pop), 43 km (26 miles) from Trujillo (c. 38 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Carora, Lagunillas, Trujillo (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Venezuela (c. 27 223 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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