A major earthquake magnitude 7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Irapa in Venezuela. Exact location of event, depth 87 km, -62.7° West, 10.4° North. Event id: at00pdtygt. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00pdtygt, pt18233000. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 87 km (54 miles). The 7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:01:40 / 5:01 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 21/08/18 / 2018-08-21 21:31:40 / August 21, 2018 @ 9:31 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has been issued near Irapa in Venezuela (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries, Trinidad and Tobago (c. 1 229 000 pop), Venezuela (c. 27 223 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 90 km (56 miles) from Maturín (c. 411 000 pop), 134 km (83 miles) from Laventille (c. 157 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Carúpano (c. 112 100 pop), 140 km (87 miles) from Porlamar (c. 87 100 pop), 141 km (88 miles) from Chaguanas (c. 67 400 pop), 138 km (86 miles) from Mon Repos (c. 56 400 pop), 136 km (84 miles) from San Fernando (c. 55 400 pop), 132 km (82 miles) from Port-of-Spain (c. 49 000 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Güiria (c. 40 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Chaguanas, Porlamar, Mon Repos.
There are an estimated 15 major earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 7.0 to 7.9 may cause serious 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 twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 22 km SW of Irapa, Venezuela. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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