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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag has occurred near Pedernales in Venezuela

Earthquake location 10.2571S, -62.2317WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Pedernales in Venezuela on Friday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/01/18 / 2018-01-26 14:40:25 / January 26, 2018 @ 2:40 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 41.52 km (26 miles). The temblor was detected at 10:40:25 / 10:40 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000cpt9. Unique identifier: us2000cpt9. Exact location, longitude -62.2317° West, latitude 10.2571° North, depth = 41.52 km.

Epicenter of the event was 91 km (57 miles) from Laventille (c. 157 300 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Chaguanas (c. 67 400 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Mon Repos (c. 56 400 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from San Fernando (c. 55 400 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Port-of-Spain (c. 49 000 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Güiria (c. 40 000 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Marabella (c. 26 700 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Chaguanas, Princes Town, Laventille. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Trinidad and Tobago (c. 1 229 000 pop), Venezuela (c. 27 223 000 pop).

Every 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 six, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 31 km N of Pedernales, Venezuela.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -62.2317° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 10.2571° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 41.52 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 31km N 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 14:40:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-02-12 06:48:53 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 340 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 1.948 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.6 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 141 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 us2000cpt9 Id of event.
Event Code 2000cpt9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000cpt9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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