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Moderate earthquake: M5 quake has struck near Gueiria in Venezuela

Earthquake location 10.9833S, -62.3397WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Gueiria in Venezuela. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 91.16 km (57 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -62.3397° West, 10.9833° North, depth 91.16 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/03/20 / 2020-03-06 02:44:51 / March 6, 2020 @ 2:44 am. Unique identifier: us60008asl. Ids that are associated to the event: us60008asl. The temblor was reported at 22:44:51 / 10:44 pm (local time epicenter).

Country/countries that might be effected, Trinidad and Tobago (c. 1 229 000 pop), Venezuela (c. 27 223 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 99 km (62 miles) from Laventille (c. 157 300 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Port-of-Spain (c. 49 000 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Güiria (c. 40 000 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Petit Valley (c. 8 100 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Laventille, Port-of-Spain, Petit Valley.

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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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. 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: 45 km N of Gueiria, Venezuela.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -62.3397° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 10.9833° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 91.16 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 45km N of Gueiria, Venezuela Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-03-06 02:44:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-06 03:04:53 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 10 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 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 388 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 1.325 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.25 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 82 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us60008asl Id of event.
Event Code 60008asl An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60008asl, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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