A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Point Fortin in Trinidad and Tobago. The epicenter was at a depth of 39.69 km (25 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us6000acqp. Event ids that are associated: us6000acqp. Exact location, longitude -62.0163° West, latitude 10.1253° North, depth = 39.69 km. Global time and date of event 16/06/20 / 2020-06-16 09:56:44 / June 16, 2020 @ 9:56 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 09:56:44 / 9:56 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rio Claro, Arouca, Paradise (min 5000 pop). Nearby 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 81 km (50 miles) from Laventille (c. 157 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Chaguanas (c. 67 400 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Mon Repos (c. 56 400 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from San Fernando (c. 55 400 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Port-of-Spain (c. 49 000 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Güiria (c. 40 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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