A 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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