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Light earthquake: M4.6 quake has struck near Pedernales in Venezuela

Earthquake location 10.2049S, -62.172WA 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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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -62.172° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 10.2049° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 41.37 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 27km NNE 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 22:05:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-01-26 22:44:13 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 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 326 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 1.981 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.76 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 77 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 us2000cq4g Id of event.
Event Code 2000cq4g An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000cq4g, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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