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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag has occurred near Machiques in Venezuela

Earthquake location 10.3052S, -72.6116WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Machiques in Venezuela. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was picked up at 10:39:05 / 10:39 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/04/17 / 2017-04-04 15:09:05 / April 4, 2017 @ 3:09 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -72.6116° West, latitude 10.3052° North, depth = 10 km. Unique identifier: us10008gib. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008gib.

Close country/countries, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop), Venezuela (c. 27 223 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Barrancas, Agustín Codazzi, Valledupar. Epicenter of the earthquake was 72 km (45 miles) from Valledupar (c. 308 200 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from La Villa del Rosario (c. 65 000 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Machiques (c. 63 000 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Agustín Codazzi (c. 51 500 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from San Juan del Cesar (c. 26 800 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Fonseca (c. 23 500 pop).

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 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.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 27 km NNW of Machiques, Venezuela.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -72.6116° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 10.3052° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 27km NNW of Machiques, 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 15:09:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-19 14:35:34 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 259 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 1.514 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.01 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 132 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 us10008gib Id of event.
Event Code 10008gib An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008gib, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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