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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near Gueiria in Venezuela

Earthquake location 10.6515S, -62.2764WA 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 8 km NNE of Gueiria, Venezuela.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -62.2764° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 10.6515° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 86.91 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km NNE of Gueiria, Venezuela Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-01-14 03:34:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-01-14 03:54:32 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -270 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 312 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.593 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.74 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 99 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10007t8p Id of event.
Event Code 10007t8p An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007t8p, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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