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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag has occurred near El Tocuyo in Venezuela

Earthquake location 9.4651S, -69.8802WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 36 kilometers (22 miles) from El Tocuyo in Venezuela on Sunday. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -69.8802° West, 9.4651° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 12/07/20 / 2020-07-12 15:08:49 / July 12, 2020 @ 3:08 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us7000amar. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000amar. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:08:49 / 3:08 pm (local time epicenter).

Earthquake epicenter was 91 km (57 miles) from Barquisimeto (c. 809 500 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Barinas (c. 353 400 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Alto Barinas (c. 284 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Acarigua (c. 143 700 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Guanare (c. 112 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Carora (c. 93 800 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Valera (c. 93 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Alto Barinas, Barinas, Barinitas (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Venezuela (c. 27 223 000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. 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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 36 km SSW of El Tocuyo, Venezuela.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -69.8802° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 9.4651° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 36 km SSW of El Tocuyo, Venezuela Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-07-12 15:08:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-07-12 15:19:24 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 385 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.942 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 2.32 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 37 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us7000amar Id of event.
Event Code 7000amar An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000amar, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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