A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Petit Valley in Trinidad and Tobago. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 17:50:18 / 5:50 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us1000e93d. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000e93d. Exact location of event, longitude -61.9514 West, latitude 11.0427 North, depth = 107.01 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/05/18 / 2018-05-20 21:50:18 / May 20, 2018 @ 9:50 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 107.01 km (66 miles).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Trinidad and Tobago (c. 1 229 000 pop), Venezuela (c. 27 223 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Couva, Arima, Chaguanas (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Laventille (c. 157 300 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Chaguanas (c. 67 400 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Port-of-Spain (c. 49 000 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Güiria (c. 40 000 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Arima (c. 35 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Tunapuna (c. 17 800 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Paradise (c. 15 100 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 59 km NW of Petit Valley, Trinidad and Tobago. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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