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Moderate earthquake, 5.5 mag strikes near La Vela de Coro in Venezuela



Earthquake location 11.9584S, -69.5903WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 54 kilometers (34 miles) from La Vela de Coro in Venezuela. Id of earthquake: us1000885n. Event ids that are associated: us1000885n. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 10/03/17 / 2017-03-10 13:46:39 / March 10, 2017 @ 1:46 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -69.5903 West, latitude 11.9584 North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was reported at 08:46:39 / 8:46 am (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arasji, Oranjestad, Babijn. Close country/countries, Aruba (c. 72 000 pop), Curacao (c. 142 000 pop), Venezuela (c. 27 223 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 62 km (39 miles) from Coro (c. 195 200 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Punto Fijo (c. 131 800 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Willemstad (c. 125 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Punta Cardón (c. 58 900 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Babijn (c. 40 600 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Oranjestad (c. 30 000 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Angochi (c. 29 400 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Arasji (c. 14 600 pop).

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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 54 km N of La Vela de Coro, Venezuela. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -69.5903° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 11.9584° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 54km N of La Vela de Coro, Venezuela Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-03-10 13:46:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-10 14:07:29 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 32 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.7 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 480 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 0.656 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.44 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 24 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 us1000885n Id of event.
Event Code 1000885n An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000885n, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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