A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Yaguaraparo in Venezuela on Saturday. Id of earthquake: us2000hcjh. Event ids that are associated: us2000hcjh. The temblor was picked up at 21:50:36 / 9:50 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 107.02 km (66 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/09/18 / 2018-09-02 02:20:36 / September 2, 2018 @ 2:20 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -62.8875 West, latitude 10.6658 North, depth = 107.02 km.
Epicenter of the event was 41 km (25 miles) from Carúpano (c. 112 100 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Güiria (c. 40 000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Venezuela (c. 27 223 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Güiria, Carúpano.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 12 km NNW of Yaguaraparo, Venezuela.
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