Moderate magnitude 4.6 earthquake 20 km southwest of Guiria, Venezuela
Tue, 7 Dec 2021, 20:0120:01 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
An earthquake of magnitude 4.6 occurred only 16 minutes ago 20 km southwest of Guiria, Venezuela, the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) reported.
4.6 quake 7 Dec 3:43 pm (GMT -4)
The quake hit at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter near Guiria, Municipio Valdez, Sucre, Venezuela, early afternoon on Tuesday, December 7th, 2021, at 3:43 pm local time. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.8.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc.
In Guiria (pop. 40,000) located 20 km from the epicenter, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Point Fortin (pop. 19,100) located 82 km from the epicenter, Carupano (pop. 112,100) 98 km away, and Porto Espana (pop. 49,000) 99 km away.
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Date & time: Dec 7, 2021 3:43 pm (GMT -4) local time (7 Dec 2021 19:43 GMT)
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.42°N / 62.39°W (Caribbean Sea, Venezuela)
Primary data source: GFZ
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