A 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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