A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Güiria in Venezuela. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 15:33:34 / 3:33 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us6000bfzg. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000bfzg. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/08/20 / 2020-08-17 15:33:34 / August 17, 2020 @ 3:33 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 85 km, -62.2776° West, 10.8245° North. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 85 km (53 miles).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Trinidad and Tobago (c. 1 229 000 pop), Venezuela (c. 27 223 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Point Fortin, Laventille, Port-of-Spain (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 87 km (54 miles) from Laventille (c. 157 300 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Port-of-Spain (c. 49 000 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Güiria (c. 40 000 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Point Fortin (c. 19 100 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Petit Valley (c. 8 100 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourteen 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.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 27 km N of Güiria, Venezuela. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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