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Light earthquake 4.9 mag, 27 km NE of Pedernales, Venezuela

Earthquake location 10.1073S, -62.0462WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Pedernales in Venezuela on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 32.43 km (20 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:17:25 / 10:17 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us2000cptd. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000cptd. Exact location of earthquake, -62.0462° West, 10.1073° North, depth 32.43 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/01/18 / 2018-01-26 14:47:25 / January 26, 2018 @ 2:47 pm.

Nearby country/countries, Trinidad and Tobago (c. 1 229 000 pop), Venezuela (c. 27 223 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arima, Arouca, Rio Claro. Earthquake epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Laventille (c. 157 300 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Chaguanas (c. 67 400 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Mon Repos (c. 56 400 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from San Fernando (c. 55 400 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Port-of-Spain (c. 49 000 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Güiria (c. 40 000 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Rio Claro (c. 35 700 pop).

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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eight 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.

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 27 km NE of Pedernales, Venezuela. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -62.0462° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 10.1073° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 32.43 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 27km NE of Pedernales, Venezuela Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-01-26 14:47:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-01-26 15:05:23 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -270 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 369 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 2.049 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.28 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 102 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000cptd Id of event.
Event Code 2000cptd An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000cptd, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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