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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 9 km SE of Trujillo, Venezuela

Earthquake location 9.2988S, -70.3806WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Trujillo in Venezuela. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:44:24 / 8:44 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -70.3806° West, 9.2988° North, depth 5 km. Unique identifier: us2000509i. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000509i. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/02/16 / 2016-02-15 13:14:24 / February 15, 2016 @ 1:14 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 5 km (3 miles).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was El Tocuyo, Alto Barinas, Barinas. Event epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from Barinas (c. 353 400 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Alto Barinas (c. 284 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Guanare (c. 112 300 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Valera (c. 93 800 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from El Tocuyo (c. 53 100 pop), 10 km (6 miles) from Trujillo (c. 38 100 pop). 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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 9 km SE of Trujillo, Venezuela.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -70.3806° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 9.2988° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9km SE of Trujillo, Venezuela Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-02-15 13:14:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-15 14:40:11 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 0.482 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.01 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 51 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 us2000509i Id of event.
Event Code 2000509i An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000509i, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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