A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Gueiria in Venezuela on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -62.1768 West, latitude 10.9229 North, depth = 91.13 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 91.13 km (57 miles). Event id: us10008szh. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008szh. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/05/17 / 2017-05-17 10:04:23 / May 17, 2017 @ 10:04 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 06:04:23 / 6:04 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Trinidad and Tobago (c. 1 229 000 pop), Venezuela (c. 27 223 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 80 km (50 miles) from Laventille (c. 157 300 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Chaguanas (c. 67 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Port-of-Spain (c. 49 000 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Güiria (c. 40 000 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Point Fortin (c. 19 100 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Tunapuna (c. 17 800 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Paradise (c. 15 100 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Point Fortin, Arouca, Couva.
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. 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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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 40 km NNE of Gueiria, Venezuela. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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