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Light earthquake: M4.9 quake has struck near Guiria in Venezuela



Earthquake location 10.3116S, -62.1387WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Guiria in Venezuela on Tuesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/04/17 / 2017-04-04 21:50:14 / April 4, 2017 @ 9:50 pm. Unique identifier: us10008eey. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008eey. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:50:14 / 5:50 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -62.1387° West, 10.3116° North.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arima, Arouca, Paradise. Epicenter of the event was 79 km (49 miles) from Laventille (c. 157 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Chaguanas (c. 67 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Mon Repos (c. 56 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from San Fernando (c. 55 400 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Port-of-Spain (c. 49 000 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Güiria (c. 40 000 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Arima (c. 35 000 pop). Close country/countries, Trinidad and Tobago (c. 1 229 000 pop), Venezuela (c. 27 223 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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 seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 33 km SSE of Guiria, Venezuela. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -62.1387° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 10.3116° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 33km SSE of Guiria, Venezuela Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-04-04 21:50:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-04 22:08:32 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 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 369 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 1.855 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.05 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 50 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 us10008eey Id of event.
Event Code 10008eey An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008eey, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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