A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Paraiso de Chabasquen in Venezuela. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -69.836° West, 9.499° North. Id of earthquake: us2000cnqk. Event ids that are associated: us2000cnqk. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/01/18 / 2018-01-24 13:53:48 / January 24, 2018 @ 1:53 pm. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:23:48 / 9:23 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Venezuela (c. 27 223 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Barquisimeto (c. 809 500 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Acarigua (c. 143 700 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Guanare (c. 112 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Carora (c. 93 800 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Valera (c. 93 800 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Araure (c. 73 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Los Rastrojos, Valera, Barquisimeto (min 5000 pop).
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 have been detected nearby. 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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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 14 km ENE of Paraiso de Chabasquen, Venezuela. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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