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Moderate earthquake: M5 quake has struck near Güiria in Venezuela

Earthquake location 10.7665S, -62.5503WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Güiria in Venezuela. Exact time and date of earthquake 02/08/20 / 2020-08-02 00:03:46 / August 2, 2020 @ 12:03 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 91.73 km, -62.5503° West, 10.7665° North. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:03:46 / 12:03 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000b885. Id of event: us6000b885. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 91.73 km (57 miles).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Carúpano, Güiria (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Venezuela (c. 27 223 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 78 km (49 miles) from Carúpano (c. 112 100 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Güiria (c. 40 000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 34 km NW of Güiria, Venezuela.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -62.5503° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 10.7665° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 91.73 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 34 km NW of Güiria, Venezuela Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-08-02 00:03:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-08-02 00:21:50 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 1.617 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.85 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 28 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 us6000b885 Id of event.
Event Code 6000b885 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000b885, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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