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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag was detected near Gueiria in Venezuela



Earthquake location 10.8322S, -62.2595WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Gueiria in Venezuela. Event id: us10004dwn. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004dwn. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/01/16 / 2016-01-13 02:12:09 / January 13, 2016 @ 2:12 am. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:42:09 / 9:42 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 83.98 km (52 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -62.2595° West, 10.8322° North, depth 83.98 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Trinidad and Tobago (c. 1 229 000 pop), Venezuela (c. 27 223 000 pop). Event epicenter was 86 km (53 miles) from Laventille (c. 157 300 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Port-of-Spain (c. 49 000 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Güiria (c. 40 000 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Petit Valley (c. 8 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Laventille, Port-of-Spain, Petit Valley (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 28 km N of Gueiria, Venezuela.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -62.2595° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 10.8322° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 83.98 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 28km N of Gueiria, Venezuela Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-13 02:12:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-13 02:50:45 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 298 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 1.421 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.2 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 94 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 us10004dwn Id of event.
Event Code 10004dwn An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004dwn, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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