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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 16 km ENE of La Azulita, Venezuela

Earthquake location 8.7672S, -71.3074WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 16 kilometers (10 miles) from La Azulita in Venezuela on Monday. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:30:33 / 5:30 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 33.46 km, -71.3074° West, 8.7672° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 33.46 km (21 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/07/19 / 2019-07-22 10:00:33 / July 22, 2019 @ 10:00 am. Event id: us70004qeu. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70004qeu.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Carlos del Zulia, Mucumpiz, El Vigía (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Venezuela (c. 27 223 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 26 km (16 miles) from Mérida (c. 300 000 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Mucumpiz (c. 215 300 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Ejido (c. 106 900 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from El Vigía (c. 59 100 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from San Carlos del Zulia (c. 56 600 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 16 km ENE of La Azulita, Venezuela.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.3074° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 8.7672° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 33.46 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km ENE of La Azulita, Venezuela Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-07-22 10:00:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-07-29 06:08:16 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 298 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 0.675 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.37 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 62 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 us70004qeu Id of event.
Event Code 70004qeu An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70004qeu, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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