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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag has occurred near Tucani in Venezuela

Earthquake location 8.8434S, -71.1352WA 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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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.1352° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 8.8434° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 31.16 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 20km SE of Tucani, Venezuela Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-08-06 15:43:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-06 17:14:51 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 312 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 0.496 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 38 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 us2000a5d1 Id of event.
Event Code 2000a5d1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000a5d1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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