A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Santa Barbara in Venezuela. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 43.47 km (27 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/11/17 / 2017-11-12 23:34:28 / November 12, 2017 @ 11:34 pm. Exact location, longitude -63.4529° West, latitude 9.4462° North, depth = 43.47 km. Event id: us2000bmg3. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bmg3. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:04:28 / 7:04 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Maturín (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 45 km (28 miles) from Maturín (c. 411 000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Venezuela (c. 27 223 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 24 km SE of Santa Barbara, Venezuela.
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