A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Petit Valley in Trinidad and Tobago on Sunday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 51.53 km (32 miles). The temblor was picked up at 19:12:15 / 7:12 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us6000c5ip. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c5ip. Exact location of event, longitude -61.5217 West, latitude 10.9775 North, depth = 51.53 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/10/20 / 2020-10-04 19:12:15 / October 4, 2020 @ 7:12 pm.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Güiria, Siparia, Peñal (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 37 km (23 miles) from Laventille (c. 157 300 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Chaguanas (c. 67 400 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Mon Repos (c. 56 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from San Fernando (c. 55 400 pop), 35 km (21 miles) from Port-of-Spain (c. 49 000 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Güiria (c. 40 000 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Rio Claro (c. 35 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Trinidad and Tobago (c. 1 229 000 pop), Venezuela (c. 27 223 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 30 km N of Petit Valley, Trinidad and Tobago. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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