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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag was detected near Gueiria in Venezuela

Earthquake location 11.0071S, -62.1758WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Gueiria in Venezuela on Thursday. Exact location of event, longitude -62.1758 West, latitude 11.0071 North, depth = 77.58 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 77.58 km (48 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 16/03/18 / 2018-03-16 02:49:52 / March 16, 2018 @ 2:49 am UTC/GMT. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:49:52 / 10:49 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us1000d53w. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000d53w.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Chaguanas, Paradise, Tunapuna (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Trinidad and Tobago (c. 1 229 000 pop), Venezuela (c. 27 223 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 84 km (52 miles) from Laventille (c. 157 300 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Chaguanas (c. 67 400 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Port-of-Spain (c. 49 000 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Güiria (c. 40 000 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Tunapuna (c. 17 800 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Paradise (c. 15 100 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Petit Valley (c. 8 100 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 49 km NNE of Gueiria, Venezuela. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -62.1758° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 11.0071° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 77.58 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 49km NNE 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 2018-03-16 02:49:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-16 03:42:49 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 10 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 343 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 1.229 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.28 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 63 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 us1000d53w Id of event.
Event Code 1000d53w An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000d53w, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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