A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Concepcion in Venezuela. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 13:15:59 / 1:15 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/10/16 / 2016-10-16 17:45:59 / October 16, 2016 @ 5:45 pm. Unique identifier: us20007em1. Ids that are associated to the event: us20007em1. Exact location of event, longitude -71.6915 West, latitude 10.7762 North, depth = 35 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop), Venezuela (c. 27 223 000 pop). Event epicenter was 17 km (11 miles) from Maracaibo (c. 2 225 000 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Cabimas (c. 200 800 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Maicao (c. 130 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from La Villa del Rosario (c. 65 000 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Lagunillas (c. 44 300 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Santa Rita (c. 31 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Maicao, Lagunillas, La Villa del Rosario.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. 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: 8 km ESE of Concepcion, Venezuela.
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