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Moderate earthquake, 5.3 mag has occurred near Yaguaraparo in Venezuela

Earthquake location 10.6575S, -62.8522WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Yaguaraparo in Venezuela. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/08/18 / 2018-08-21 21:31:40 / August 21, 2018 @ 9:31 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 108.91 km (68 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us1000gfdx. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000gfdx. The temblor was reported at 17:01:40 / 5:01 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -62.8522 West, latitude 10.6575 North, depth = 108.91 km.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Maturín, Güiria, Carúpano (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Venezuela (c. 27 223 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 108 km (67 miles) from Maturín (c. 411 000 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Carúpano (c. 112 100 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Güiria (c. 40 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 10 km NNW of Yaguaraparo, Venezuela.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -62.8522° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 10.6575° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 108.91 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10km 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 21:31:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-20 21:23:32 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -270 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 0 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 432 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 ,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 1.878 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.18 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 35 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us1000gfdx Id of event.
Event Code 1000gfdx An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000gfdx, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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