A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Jacura in Venezuela. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10.67 km (7 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/03/17 / 2017-03-17 18:35:09 / March 17, 2017 @ 6:35 pm. Id of earthquake: us20008stt. Event ids that are associated: us20008stt. The temblor was detected at 14:05:09 / 2:05 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10.67 km, -68.9407° West, 10.8882° North.
Event epicenter was 100 km (62 miles) from Barquisimeto (c. 809 500 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Coro (c. 195 200 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Yaritagua (c. 89 700 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from San Felipe (c. 76 800 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Chivacoa (c. 45 900 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Morón (c. 44 300 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Nirgua (c. 30 200 pop). Close country/countries, Venezuela (c. 27 223 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Barquisimeto, Coro, Morón.
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 has occurred nearby. 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.
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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: 22 km SSW of Jacura, Venezuela. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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