A 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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