A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Casigua El Cubo in Venezuela. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 124.49 km (77 miles). The temblor was reported at 08:32:43 / 8:32 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 12/04/20 / 2020-04-12 13:02:43 / April 12, 2020 @ 1:02 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us70008ym1. Ids that are associated to the event: us70008ym1. Exact location of event, longitude -72.4176 West, latitude 8.8577 North, depth = 124.49 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
The epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from El Vigía (c. 59 100 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from San Carlos del Zulia (c. 56 600 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from San Juan de Colón (c. 38 200 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from La Fría (c. 27 100 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Puerto Santander (c. 16 300 pop), 43 km (26 miles) from Tibú (c. 13 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Juan de Colón, El Vigía, La Fría. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop), Venezuela (c. 27 223 000 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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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