A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Pedernales in Venezuela. Id of earthquake: us2000cq4g. Event ids that are associated: us2000cq4g. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 41.37 km (26 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 18:05:25 / 6:05 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 41.37 km, -62.172° West, 10.2049° North. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/01/18 / 2018-01-26 22:05:25 / January 26, 2018 @ 10:05 pm.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Trinidad and Tobago (c. 1 229 000 pop), Venezuela (c. 27 223 000 pop). The epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Laventille (c. 157 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Chaguanas (c. 67 400 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Mon Repos (c. 56 400 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from San Fernando (c. 55 400 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Port-of-Spain (c. 49 000 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Güiria (c. 40 000 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Marabella (c. 26 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chaguanas, Petit Valley, Laventille (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 27 km NNE of Pedernales, Venezuela.
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