A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Irapa in Venezuela. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/03/20 / 2020-03-16 00:09:14 / March 16, 2020 @ 12:09 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us60008g99. Event ids that are associated: us60008g99. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -62.5931 West, latitude 10.3607 North, depth = 35.9 km. The temblor was detected at 19:39:14 / 7:39 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35.9 km (22 miles).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Venezuela (c. 27 223 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 94 km (58 miles) from Maturín (c. 411 000 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Carúpano (c. 112 100 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Güiria (c. 40 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Maturín, Carúpano, Güiria.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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