A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Gueiria in Venezuela on Friday. Exact location of event, longitude -62.2764 West, latitude 10.6515 North, depth = 86.91 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 86.91 km (54 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 14/01/17 / 2017-01-14 03:34:32 / January 14, 2017 @ 3:34 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us10007t8p. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007t8p. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:04:32 / 11:04 pm (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Laventille (c. 157 300 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Chaguanas (c. 67 400 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Port-of-Spain (c. 49 000 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from Güiria (c. 40 000 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Point Fortin (c. 19 100 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Petit Valley (c. 8 100 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Couva (c. 5 200 pop). Close 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 Chaguanas, Couva, Laventille.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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