A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Chivacoa in Venezuela. The temblor was picked up at 23:58:21 / 11:58 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -69.1338 West, latitude 10.4763 North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 20/11/20 / 2020-11-20 23:58:21 / November 20, 2020 @ 11:58 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us6000cr3g. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000cr3g.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Venezuela (c. 27 223 000 pop). Event epicenter was 49 km (31 miles) from Barquisimeto (c. 809 500 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Yaritagua (c. 89 700 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from San Felipe (c. 76 800 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Chivacoa (c. 45 900 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Quíbor (c. 41 500 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Los Rastrojos (c. 34 600 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Nirgua (c. 30 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tucacas, Quíbor, Nirgua.
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 has struck near. 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.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 43 km NW of Chivacoa, Venezuela.
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