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Light earthquake: M4.3 quake has struck near Machiques in Venezuela

Earthquake location 10.0583S, -72.5523WA 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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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -72.5523° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 10.0583° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 151.33 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 1km SW of Machiques, Venezuela Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-03-17 07:49:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-03-17 08:22:46 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -270 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 284 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 1.977 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 55 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 us1000jhcf Id of event.
Event Code 1000jhcf An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000jhcf, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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