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Moderate earthquake, 5.2 mag was detected near Irapa in Venezuela

Earthquake location 10.5264S, -62.5988WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Irapa in Venezuela. The temblor was reported at 07:52:21 / 7:52 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us20005g43. Event ids that are associated: us20005g43. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -62.5988 West, latitude 10.5264 North, depth = 83.67 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/04/16 / 2016-04-07 12:22:21 / April 7, 2016 @ 12:22 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 83.67 km (52 miles).

Epicenter of the event was 74 km (46 miles) from Carúpano (c. 112 100 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Güiria (c. 40 000 pop), 107 km (67 miles) from Point Fortin (c. 19 100 pop). Close country/countries, Trinidad and Tobago (c. 1 229 000 pop), Venezuela (c. 27 223 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Point Fortin, Carúpano, Güiria (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. 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 fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 5 km SSW of Irapa, Venezuela. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -62.5988° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 10.5264° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 83.67 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km SSW of Irapa, Venezuela Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-07 12:22:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-07 12:37:49 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -270 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 13 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 420 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 1.845 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.96 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 55 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 us20005g43 Id of event.
Event Code 20005g43 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005g43, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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