A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Gueiria in Venezuela. Exact location of event, longitude -62.0936 West, latitude 10.653 North, depth = 78.98 km. The temblor was detected at 13:31:55 / 1:31 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us1000d7xw. Event ids that are associated: us1000d7xw. The epicenter was at a depth of 78.98 km (49 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/03/18 / 2018-03-16 18:01:55 / March 16, 2018 @ 6:01 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Princes Town, Arima, Peñal (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Trinidad and Tobago (c. 1 229 000 pop), Venezuela (c. 27 223 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 65 km (40 miles) from Laventille (c. 157 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Chaguanas (c. 67 400 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Mon Repos (c. 56 400 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from San Fernando (c. 55 400 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Port-of-Spain (c. 49 000 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Güiria (c. 40 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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. 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: 23 km ENE of Gueiria, Venezuela.
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