A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Duaca in Venezuela. The temblor was picked up at 11:19:24 / 11:19 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 24/08/19 / 2019-08-24 15:49:24 / August 24, 2019 @ 3:49 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -69.2264° West, latitude 10.4216° North, depth = 20.71 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 20.71 km (13 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us700057v3. Event ids that are associated: us700057v3.
Nearby country/countries, Venezuela (c. 27 223 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nirgua, Quíbor, San Felipe (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 40 km (25 miles) from Barquisimeto (c. 809 500 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Yaritagua (c. 89 700 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from San Felipe (c. 76 800 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Chivacoa (c. 45 900 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Quíbor (c. 41 500 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Los Rastrojos (c. 34 600 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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