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Light earthquake: M4.2 quake has struck near Gueiria in Venezuela

Earthquake location 10.963S, -61.9952WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Gueiria in Venezuela. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 12:07:36 / 12:07 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 81.01 km, -61.9952° West, 10.963° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 81.01 km (50 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 13/11/19 / 2019-11-13 16:07:36 / November 13, 2019 @ 4:07 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us70006aji. Ids that are associated to the event: us70006aji.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Point Fortin, Arima, Couva (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Trinidad and Tobago (c. 1 229 000 pop), Venezuela (c. 27 223 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Laventille (c. 157 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Chaguanas (c. 67 400 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Port-of-Spain (c. 49 000 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Güiria (c. 40 000 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Arima (c. 35 000 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Point Fortin (c. 19 100 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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: 53 km NE of Gueiria, Venezuela. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -61.9952° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 10.963° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 81.01 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 53km NE of Gueiria, Venezuela Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-11-13 16:07:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-11-26 06:03:32 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 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 271 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 1.209 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.97 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 92 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 us70006aji Id of event.
Event Code 70006aji An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70006aji, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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