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Light earthquake 4.3 mag, 26 km S of Gueiria, Venezuela

Earthquake location 10.3347S, -62.2811WA 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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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -62.2811° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 10.3347° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 21.63 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 26km S of Gueiria, Venezuela Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-02-11 23:35:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-02-24 05:33:33 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 284 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 1.889 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.85 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 148 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 us2000d5xu Id of event.
Event Code 2000d5xu An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000d5xu, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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