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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 31 km S of Guiria, Venezuela

Earthquake location 10.287S, -62.2872WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Guiria in Venezuela. Global time and date of event 26/01/18 / 2018-01-26 23:57:21 / January 26, 2018 @ 11:57 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 40.3 km (25 miles). The temblor was detected at 19:57:21 / 7:57 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us2000cq7e. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000cq7e. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -62.2872 West, latitude 10.287 North, depth = 40.3 km.

Earthquake epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Mon Repos (c. 56 400 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from San Fernando (c. 55 400 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Güiria (c. 40 000 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Marabella (c. 26 700 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Point Fortin (c. 19 100 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Peñal (c. 12 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mon Repos, Marabella, Couva (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Trinidad and Tobago (c. 1 229 000 pop), Venezuela (c. 27 223 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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: 31 km S of Guiria, Venezuela. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -62.2872° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 10.287° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 40.3 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 31km S of Guiria, 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 23:57:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-01-27 00:12:04 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 271 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 1.936 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.56 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 164 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 us2000cq7e Id of event.
Event Code 2000cq7e An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000cq7e, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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