A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Guatire in Venezuela on Wednesday. The temblor was picked up at 09:31:12 / 9:31 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 8.58 km (5 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -66.4469 West, latitude 10.6561 North, depth = 8.58 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/08/17 / 2017-08-30 14:01:12 / August 30, 2017 @ 2:01 pm. Event id: us2000ad4r. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000ad4r. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
The epicenter was 51 km (32 miles) from Caracas (c. 3 000 000 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Petare (c. 364 700 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Santa Teresa (c. 278 900 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Baruta (c. 244 200 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Guatire (c. 191 900 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Cúa (c. 182 600 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Guarenas (c. 181 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Las Tejerías, Altagracia de Orituco, Los Teques. Nearby country/countries, Venezuela (c. 27 223 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.
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