A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Gueiria in Venezuela. Exact location of event, depth 95.13 km, -62.384° West, 11.0069° North. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 95.13 km (59 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/01/18 / 2018-01-17 01:49:24 / January 17, 2018 @ 1:49 am. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:49:24 / 9:49 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us2000ck7q. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000ck7q. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Güiria. Epicenter of the earthquake was 49 km (30 miles) from Güiria (c. 40 000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Venezuela (c. 27 223 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 48 km N of Gueiria, Venezuela.
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