A 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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