A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Porlamar in Venezuela. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c8z7. Id of event: us6000c8z7. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/10/20 / 2020-10-17 10:46:12 / October 17, 2020 @ 10:46 am. Exact location, longitude -63.7634° West, latitude 10.8712° North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 10:46:12 / 10:46 am (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 65 km (41 miles) from Cumaná (c. 257 800 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Carúpano (c. 112 100 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Porlamar (c. 87 100 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from La Asunción (c. 35 100 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Juan Griego (c. 28 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cumaná, Carúpano, Juan Griego. Close country/countries that might be effected, Venezuela (c. 27 223 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 15 km SE of Porlamar, Venezuela. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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