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Light earthquake 4.7 mag, 24 km N of Gueiria, Venezuela



Earthquake location 10.8038S, -62.3022WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Gueiria in Venezuela on Saturday. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:22:19 / 9:22 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10008jv5. Unique identifier: us10008jv5. Global time and date of event 23/04/17 / 2017-04-23 01:52:19 / April 23, 2017 @ 1:52 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 77.87 km, -62.3022° West, 10.8038° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 77.87 km (48 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Point Fortin, Laventille, Port-of-Spain (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 89 km (56 miles) from Laventille (c. 157 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Port-of-Spain (c. 49 000 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Güiria (c. 40 000 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Point Fortin (c. 19 100 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Petit Valley (c. 8 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Trinidad and Tobago (c. 1 229 000 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 two and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 24 km N of Gueiria, Venezuela.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -62.3022° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 10.8038° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 77.87 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 24km N of Gueiria, Venezuela Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-04-23 01:52:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-23 02:08:59 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -270 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 5 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 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 342 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 1.465 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.41 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 us10008jv5 Id of event.
Event Code 10008jv5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008jv5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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