A 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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