A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Tucani in Venezuela on Sunday. Event id: us2000a5d1. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a5d1. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -71.1352° West, 8.8434° North, depth 31.16 km. Global time and date of event 06/08/17 / 2017-08-06 15:43:48 / August 6, 2017 @ 3:43 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:13:48 / 11:13 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 31.16 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the event was 28 km (17 miles) from Mérida (c. 300 000 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Mucumpiz (c. 215 300 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Ejido (c. 106 900 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Valera (c. 93 800 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from El Vigía (c. 59 100 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from San Carlos del Zulia (c. 56 600 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Barinitas (c. 34 400 pop). Nearby country/countries, Venezuela (c. 27 223 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Carlos del Zulia, Barinitas, Valera.
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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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: 20 km SE of Tucani, Venezuela.
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