A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Gueiria in Venezuela on Sunday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 21.63 km (13 miles). Unique identifier: us2000d5xu. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000d5xu. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -62.2811° West, 10.3347° North, depth 21.63 km. Global time and date of event 11/02/18 / 2018-02-11 23:35:35 / February 11, 2018 @ 11:35 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 19:35:35 / 7:35 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Laventille (c. 157 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Mon Repos (c. 56 400 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from San Fernando (c. 55 400 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Port-of-Spain (c. 49 000 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Güiria (c. 40 000 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Marabella (c. 26 700 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Laventille, Mon Repos, Marabella. Nearby country/countries, Trinidad and Tobago (c. 1 229 000 pop), Venezuela (c. 27 223 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 26 km S of Gueiria, Venezuela.
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