A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Irapa in Venezuela. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000e0c9. Id of event: us1000e0c9. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -62.6807° West, 10.2861° North. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/05/18 / 2018-05-04 23:20:43 / May 4, 2018 @ 11:20 pm. The temblor was reported at 18:50:43 / 6:50 pm (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 81 km (51 miles) from Maturín (c. 411 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Carúpano (c. 112 100 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Güiria (c. 40 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Maturín, Carúpano, Güiria (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Venezuela (c. 27 223 000 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 fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 33 km SSW of Irapa, Venezuela.
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