A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Pedernales in Venezuela on Sunday. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -62.161° West, 10.2566° North, depth 10 km. Unique identifier: us10007b1f. Ids that are associated to the event: us10007b1f. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/11/16 / 2016-11-21 01:36:26 / November 21, 2016 @ 1:36 am. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:36:26 / 9:36 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the event was 85 km (53 miles) from Laventille (c. 157 300 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Chaguanas (c. 67 400 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Mon Repos (c. 56 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from San Fernando (c. 55 400 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Port-of-Spain (c. 49 000 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Güiria (c. 40 000 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Marabella (c. 26 700 pop). Nearby country/countries, Trinidad and Tobago (c. 1 229 000 pop), Venezuela (c. 27 223 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arouca, Paradise, Tunapuna (min 5000 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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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