A 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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