A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Irapa in Venezuela. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 100.64 km (63 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 08/07/18 / 2018-07-08 17:44:01 / July 8, 2018 @ 5:44 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 13:14:01 / 1:14 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -62.5624 West, latitude 10.6522 North, depth = 100.64 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000g42s. Unique identifier: us2000g42s.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 76 km (47 miles) from Carúpano (c. 112 100 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Güiria (c. 40 000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Venezuela (c. 27 223 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Carúpano, Güiria (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 9 km NNE of Irapa, Venezuela. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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