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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 23 km ENE of Gueiria, Venezuela

Earthquake location 10.653S, -62.0936WA 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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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -62.0936° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 10.653° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 78.98 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 23km ENE 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 18:01:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-04-14 21:08:24 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -270 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 271 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 1.532 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.41 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 75 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 us1000d7xw Id of event.
Event Code 1000d7xw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000d7xw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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