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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag strikes near Pedernales in Venezuela

Earthquake location 10.2118S, -62.1016WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Pedernales in Venezuela on Tuesday. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:24:07 / 12:24 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/01/20 / 2020-01-28 04:24:07 / January 28, 2020 @ 4:24 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 40.45 km, -62.1016° West, 10.2118° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 40.45 km (25 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us60007hxa. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60007hxa.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Trinidad and Tobago (c. 1 229 000 pop), Venezuela (c. 27 223 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arima, Rio Claro, Arouca (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Laventille (c. 157 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Chaguanas (c. 67 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Mon Repos (c. 56 400 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from San Fernando (c. 55 400 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Port-of-Spain (c. 49 000 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Güiria (c. 40 000 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Rio Claro (c. 35 700 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 31 km NNE of Pedernales, Venezuela. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -62.1016° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 10.2118° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 40.45 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 31km NNE of Pedernales, Venezuela Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-01-28 04:24:07 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-28 04:37:45 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 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 354 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 1.958 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.81 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 125 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 us60007hxa Id of event.
Event Code 60007hxa An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60007hxa, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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