A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Machiques in Venezuela. Exact location of event, depth 151.33 km, -72.5523° West, 10.0583° North. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:19:11 / 3:19 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us1000jhcf. Event ids that are associated: us1000jhcf. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/03/19 / 2019-03-17 07:49:11 / March 17, 2019 @ 7:49 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 151.33 km (94 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquake epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Valledupar (c. 308 200 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from La Villa del Rosario (c. 65 000 pop), 0 km (0 miles) from Machiques (c. 63 000 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Agustín Codazzi (c. 51 500 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from San Juan del Cesar (c. 26 800 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Villanueva (c. 18 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Juan del Cesar, Valledupar, Becerril (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop), Venezuela (c. 27 223 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 1 km SW of Machiques, Venezuela. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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