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Major earthquake, 7.3 mag strikes near Yaguaraparo in Venezuela

Earthquake location 10.7392S, -62.9106WA 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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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 20 km NNW of Yaguaraparo, Venezuela.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 7.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -62.9106° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 10.7392° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 123.18 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 20km NNW of Yaguaraparo, Venezuela Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-08-21 21:31:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-08-21 21:53:53 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -270 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 63 The total number of felt reports
CDI 6.4 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 7.12 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level yellow 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 1 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 860 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 ,at,pt,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 1.853 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.4 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 24 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us1000gez7 Id of event.
Event Code 1000gez7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00pdtygt,pt18233000,us1000gez7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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