A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Petit Valley in Trinidad and Tobago. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/01/17 / 2017-01-08 18:01:39 / January 8, 2017 @ 6:01 pm. The temblor was detected at 14:01:39 / 2:01 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -61.7248° West, latitude 10.6972° North, depth = 43.44 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 43.44 km (27 miles). Event id: us10007s0h. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007s0h.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rio Claro, Sangre Grande, Siparia. Country/countries that might be effected, Trinidad and Tobago (c. 1 229 000 pop), Venezuela (c. 27 223 000 pop). The epicenter was 25 km (16 miles) from Laventille (c. 157 300 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Chaguanas (c. 67 400 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Mon Repos (c. 56 400 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from San Fernando (c. 55 400 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Port-of-Spain (c. 49 000 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Güiria (c. 40 000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes 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 eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 20 km W of Petit Valley, Trinidad and Tobago. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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