A 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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