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Light earthquake 4.9 mag, 34 km SSW of Gueiria, Venezuela

Earthquake location 10.2682S, -62.3608WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Gueiria in Venezuela. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/10/18 / 2018-10-23 03:32:59 / October 23, 2018 @ 3:32 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -62.3608 West, latitude 10.2682 North, depth = 30.17 km. The temblor was detected at 23:02:59 / 11:02 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 30.17 km (19 miles). Unique identifier: us1000hfxj. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000hfxj.

The epicenter was 100 km (62 miles) from Mon Repos (c. 56 400 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from San Fernando (c. 55 400 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Port-of-Spain (c. 49 000 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Güiria (c. 40 000 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Marabella (c. 26 700 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Point Fortin (c. 19 100 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Peñal (c. 12 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Petit Valley, Port-of-Spain, Mon Repos (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Trinidad and Tobago (c. 1 229 000 pop), Venezuela (c. 27 223 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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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: 34 km SSW of Gueiria, Venezuela.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -62.3608° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 10.2682° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 30.17 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 34km SSW of Gueiria, Venezuela Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-10-23 03:32:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-10-23 03:52:19 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -270 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.2 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 370 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 1.978 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.14 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 67 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 us1000hfxj Id of event.
Event Code 1000hfxj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000hfxj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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