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Major earthquake 7 mag, 22 km SW of Irapa, Venezuela

Earthquake location 10.4S, -62.7WA 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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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -62.7° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 10.4° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 87 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 22km SW of Irapa, 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 21:31:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-08-21 21:41:47 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -270 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 7 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.9 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level 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 757 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network at The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,at,pt, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 71 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.857716 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.32 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 122.399990208 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Mi The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID at00pdtygt Id of event.
Event Code 00pdtygt An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00pdtygt,pt18233000, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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