A 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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