A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Zea in Venezuela on Saturday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 18/11/17 / 2017-11-18 05:54:54 / November 18, 2017 @ 5:54 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us2000bqwx. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bqwx. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 01:24:54 / 1:24 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -71.7899° West, 8.3473° North.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 94 km (58 miles) from Cúcuta (c. 721 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Mérida (c. 300 000 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from San Cristóbal (c. 246 600 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Mucumpiz (c. 215 300 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Ejido (c. 106 900 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Villa del Rosario (c. 65 000 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from El Vigía (c. 59 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop), Venezuela (c. 27 223 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was El Zulia, Los Patios, Rubio.
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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