A 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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