A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from San Rafael del Pinal in Venezuela. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 46.99 km (29 miles). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:51:55 / 10:51 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -71.9665° West, 7.447° North, depth 46.99 km. Unique identifier: us2000a7sx. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000a7sx. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 13/08/17 / 2017-08-13 15:21:55 / August 13, 2017 @ 3:21 pm.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was La Fría, El Zulia, Cúcuta. Nearby country/countries, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop), Venezuela (c. 27 223 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 78 km (48 miles) from Cúcuta (c. 721 400 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from San Cristóbal (c. 246 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Villa del Rosario (c. 65 000 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Los Patios (c. 58 700 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Rubio (c. 51 600 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from San Juan de Colón (c. 38 200 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 9 km S of San Rafael del Pinal, Venezuela.
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