A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Gueiria in Venezuela. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/01/16 / 2016-01-05 14:33:40 / January 5, 2016 @ 2:33 pm. The temblor was reported at 10:33:40 / 10:33 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 103.19 km (64 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 103.19 km, -62.0399° West, 10.9466° North. Unique identifier: us10004bj4. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004bj4.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mon Repos, San Fernando, Marabella. Epicenter of the event was 68 km (42 miles) from Laventille (c. 157 300 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Chaguanas (c. 67 400 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Mon Repos (c. 56 400 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from San Fernando (c. 55 400 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Port-of-Spain (c. 49 000 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Güiria (c. 40 000 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Arima (c. 35 000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Trinidad and Tobago (c. 1 229 000 pop), Venezuela (c. 27 223 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 49 km NE of Gueiria, Venezuela. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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