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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag has occurred near Farriar in Venezuela

Earthquake location 10.4864S, -68.5901WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Farriar in Venezuela. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/12/18 / 2018-12-05 09:33:01 / December 5, 2018 @ 9:33 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000i2ms. Unique identifier: us1000i2ms. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -68.5901 West, latitude 10.4864 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was reported at 05:03:01 / 5:03 am (local time epicenter).

Country/countries that might be effected, Venezuela (c. 27 223 000 pop). The epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Valencia (c. 1 385 100 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Barquisimeto (c. 809 500 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Puerto Cabello (c. 174 000 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Guacara (c. 151 800 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Mariara (c. 105 500 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Yaritagua (c. 89 700 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Tinaquillo (c. 82 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Güigüe, Mariara, Barquisimeto.

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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 3 km WNW of Farriar, Venezuela. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.5901° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 10.4864° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3km WNW of Farriar, Venezuela Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-12-05 09:33:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-12-05 09:55:15 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 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 340 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 1.625 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.83 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 39 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 us1000i2ms Id of event.
Event Code 1000i2ms An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000i2ms, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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