A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Gueiria in Venezuela on Tuesday. Unique identifier: us10006af9. Ids that are associated to the event: us10006af9. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 08:43:31 / 8:43 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/08/16 / 2016-08-02 13:13:31 / August 2, 2016 @ 1:13 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 94.03 km (58 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -62.2367° West, latitude 10.8118° North, depth = 94.03 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, Trinidad and Tobago (c. 1 229 000 pop), Venezuela (c. 27 223 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Point Fortin, Laventille, Port-of-Spain. Event epicenter was 83 km (51 miles) from Laventille (c. 157 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Port-of-Spain (c. 49 000 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Güiria (c. 40 000 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Point Fortin (c. 19 100 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Petit Valley (c. 8 100 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light 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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 26 km NNE of Gueiria, Venezuela.
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