A major earthquake magnitude 7.3 (ml/mb) strikes 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Yaguaraparo in Venezuela on Tuesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 123.18 km (77 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Yaguaraparo in Venezuela (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -62.9106 West, latitude 10.7392 North, depth = 123.18 km. The temblor was reported at 17:01:42 / 5:01 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00pdtygt, pt18233000, us1000gez7. Id of event: us1000gez7. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/08/18 / 2018-08-21 21:31:42 / August 21, 2018 @ 9:31 pm.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Point Fortin, Cumaná, Juan Griego (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Trinidad and Tobago (c. 1 229 000 pop), Venezuela (c. 27 223 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 114 km (71 miles) from Maturín (c. 411 000 pop), 143 km (89 miles) from Cumaná (c. 257 800 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Carúpano (c. 112 100 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Porlamar (c. 87 100 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Güiria (c. 40 000 pop), 109 km (68 miles) from La Asunción (c. 35 100 pop), 121 km (75 miles) from Juan Griego (c. 28 300 pop), 148 km (92 miles) from Point Fortin (c. 19 100 pop).
Earthquakes 7.0 to 7.9 may cause serious damage. 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 twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 15 major quakes in the world.
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