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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag has occurred near Santa Isabel in Venezuela



Earthquake location 9.6131S, -70.7361WA 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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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 8 km ESE of Santa Isabel, Venezuela.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -70.7361° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 9.6131° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 18.96 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km ESE of Santa Isabel, Venezuela Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-04 14:59:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-04 22:12:33 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -270 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 312 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 0.731 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 56 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 us10004b74 Id of event.
Event Code 10004b74 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004b74, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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