A 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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