A 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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