A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Santa Cruz in Venezuela on Tuesday. Event id: us1000ddjg. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000ddjg. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/04/18 / 2018-04-03 09:41:27 / April 3, 2018 @ 9:41 am. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:11:27 / 5:11 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -71.6637° West, 8.3463° North, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Event epicenter was 64 km (39 miles) from Mérida (c. 300 000 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from San Cristóbal (c. 246 600 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Mucumpiz (c. 215 300 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Ejido (c. 106 900 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from El Vigía (c. 59 100 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from San Carlos del Zulia (c. 56 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from San Juan de Colón (c. 38 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Cristóbal, Táriba, Puerto Santander (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Venezuela (c. 27 223 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 6 km SSW of Santa Cruz, Venezuela. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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