A 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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