A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Irapa in Venezuela. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us70009dbc. Ids that are associated to the event: us70009dbc. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/05/20 / 2020-05-09 13:30:06 / May 9, 2020 @ 1:30 pm. Exact location, longitude -62.5105° West, latitude 10.5356° North, depth = 87.24 km. The temblor was reported at 09:00:06 / 9:00 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 87.24 km (54 miles).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Carúpano, Güiria. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Venezuela (c. 27 223 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 83 km (52 miles) from Carúpano (c. 112 100 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Güiria (c. 40 000 pop).
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 twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. 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: 8 km ESE of Irapa, Venezuela.
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