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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 13 km NW of Yaguaraparo, Venezuela

Earthquake location 10.6588S, -62.9105WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Yaguaraparo in Venezuela. Exact time and date of earthquake 01/09/18 / 2018-09-01 08:30:16 / September 1, 2018 @ 8:30 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 04:00:16 / 4:00 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 98.69 km, -62.9105° West, 10.6588° North. The epicenter was at a depth of 98.69 km (61 miles). Id of earthquake: us2000hag5. Event ids that are associated: us2000hag5.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Venezuela (c. 27 223 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 38 km (24 miles) from Carúpano (c. 112 100 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Güiria (c. 40 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Güiria, Carúpano.

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 13 km NW of Yaguaraparo, Venezuela.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -62.9105° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 10.6588° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 98.69 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13km NW 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 2018-09-01 08:30:16 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-30 06:43:44 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 271 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 4.105 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.86 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 65 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 us2000hag5 Id of event.
Event Code 2000hag5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000hag5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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