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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag was detected near Maturin in Venezuela

Earthquake location 9.302S, -63.0364WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Maturin in Venezuela on Sunday. The temblor was picked up at 13:18:23 / 1:18 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/04/19 / 2019-04-28 17:48:23 / April 28, 2019 @ 5:48 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 49.23 km (31 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us70003dgt. Event ids that are associated: us70003dgt. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -63.0364° West, 9.302° North, depth 49.23 km.

The epicenter was 52 km (32 miles) from Maturín (c. 411 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Maturín. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Venezuela (c. 27 223 000 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. 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 was reported nearby.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 51 km SSE of Maturin, Venezuela.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -63.0364° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 9.302° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 49.23 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 51km SSE of Maturin, Venezuela Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-04-28 17:48:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-04-28 18:06:14 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 385 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 3.123 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.69 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 134 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 us70003dgt Id of event.
Event Code 70003dgt An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70003dgt, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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