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Light earthquake 4.7 mag, Barinas, Venezuela

Earthquake location 8.5846S, -70.5573WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, Barinas, Venezuela kilometers (0 miles) from Barinas, Venezuela. The temblor was picked up at 06:48:11 / 6:48 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us7000csd9. Event ids that are associated: us7000csd9. Global time and date of event 19/12/20 / 2020-12-19 06:48:11 / December 19, 2020 @ 6:48 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -70.5573 West, latitude 8.5846 North, depth = 12.58 km. 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 12.58 km (8 miles).

Event epicenter was 39 km (24 miles) from Barinas (c. 353 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Mérida (c. 300 000 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Alto Barinas (c. 284 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Mucumpiz (c. 215 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Ejido (c. 106 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Valera (c. 93 800 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Trujillo (c. 38 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Trujillo, Valera, Ejido (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Venezuela (c. 27 223 000 pop).

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 was reported nearby. 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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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: Barinas, Venezuela. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -70.5573° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 8.5846° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 12.58 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Barinas, Venezuela Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-12-19 06:48:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-19 07:05:51 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 340 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 0.306 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.98 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 66 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us7000csd9 Id of event.
Event Code 7000csd9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000csd9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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