A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Yaguaraparo in Venezuela. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 111.61 km (69 miles). Event id: us2000adhr. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000adhr. Global time and date of event 31/08/17 / 2017-08-31 15:47:37 / August 31, 2017 @ 3:47 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -62.7397° West, 10.8939° North, depth 111.61 km. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:17:37 / 11:17 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries, Venezuela (c. 27 223 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Carúpano, Güiria. The epicenter was 62 km (39 miles) from Carúpano (c. 112 100 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Güiria (c. 40 000 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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 37 km NNE of Yaguaraparo, Venezuela. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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