A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Pedernales in Venezuela on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -62.3772° West, latitude 10.2026° North, depth = 42.95 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 42.95 km (27 miles). The temblor was picked up at 19:02:38 / 7:02 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000i7kv. Unique identifier: us2000i7kv. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/10/18 / 2018-10-30 23:32:38 / October 30, 2018 @ 11:32 pm.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Trinidad and Tobago (c. 1 229 000 pop), Venezuela (c. 27 223 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 43 km (26 miles) from Güiria (c. 40 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Point Fortin (c. 19 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Point Fortin, Güiria (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 29 km NNW of Pedernales, Venezuela.
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