A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Dorp Soto in Curaçao. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:59:27 / 8:59 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -69.6299° West, latitude 12.04° North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 09/03/17 / 2017-03-09 13:29:27 / March 9, 2017 @ 1:29 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us100087xb. Unique identifier: us100087xb.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arasji, Punta Cardón, Willemstad (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 71 km (44 miles) from Coro (c. 195 200 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Punto Fijo (c. 131 800 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Willemstad (c. 125 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Punta Cardón (c. 58 900 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Babijn (c. 40 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Oranjestad (c. 30 000 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Angochi (c. 29 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Aruba (c. 72 000 pop), Curacao (c. 142 000 pop), Venezuela (c. 27 223 000 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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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