A 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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