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Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Near Coast of Venezuela on Saturday, 23 June 2018

Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake  - Near Coast of Venezuela on Saturday, 23 June 2018
23 Jun 02:01 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Date & time: Saturday, 23 June 2018 01:54 UTC
Magnitude: 5.3
Depth: 118.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.76°N / 62.53°W (Venezuela)
Nearest volcano: St. Catherine (181 km / 112 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
32 km (20 mi) NW of Güiria (pop: 40,000)
80 km (50 mi) E of Carúpano (pop: 112,100)
105 km (66 mi) W of Diego Martin (pop: 0)
108 km (67 mi) W of Petit Valley (pop: 8,100)
134 km (83 mi) NE of Maturín (pop: 411,000)
184 km (114 mi) E of Cumaná (pop: 257,800)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sat, 23 Jun 01:54 UTCM 5.3 / 118 kmNear Coast of VenezuelaGFZ
2018-06-22 21:24:42 -04:30 (23 Jun 01:54:42 UTC)M 5.1 / 106.3 km- 22km NNW of Irapa, VenezuelaUSGS
Sat, 23 Jun 01:54 UTCM 4.9 / 87.3 km10 Km Al Noreste De IrapaFUNVISIS

User reports for this quake

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118 km E of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Carapal south of Tucupita VEN (214.2 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Diego Martin, Trinidad / Light shaking (MMI IV)
St. James, Trinidad / Light shaking (MMI IV) : It shook the bed. Heard the rumbling.
Port of Spain / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Caroni Trinidad & Tobago / Light shaking (MMI IV) : One floor abive ground level.
119.6 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
131.9 km E of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
115.7 km E of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Trinidad / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Sangre Grande (154.5 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : It felt scary on light. (reported through our app)
Sangre Grande. (154.5 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I felt my bed rocked like a boat and i started to panic because i thought it was getting stonger and i took out my and started recording it (reported through our app)
Petit Valley / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Diego Martin Trinidad W.I / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Relative living in Diego Martin on phone with me started praying out loud For God to help I was in U.S. She said it was scary felt pretty strong
Chaguaramas (98 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : On a boat moored at Salt Dock. Could feel the boat vibrate and hear the anchor chain rattle.
104.1 km E of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Port of Spain / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Doña barbara, san Félix eso Bolívar (269.8 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Fue ligero y duradero (reported through our app)
Fue ligero y duradero (269.8 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Couva Trinidad (121.2 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
El pao del hierro ciudad guayana estado bolivar (303.5 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Severe shaking (MMI VIII) (reported through our app)
Maturin (137.2 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Se sintió mucho (reported through our app)
Trinidad and tobago / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I heard a rumbling and the chair i was sitting on shook. The chandelier was also shaking a bit, i am one story up from ground level.
puerto ordaz campo b avenida ee-uu. / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was working on my desk and suddenly i felt every thing near me was shaking. in particular i saw the monitor moving back and forth.
San Fernando / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Ciudad Bolívar (315.8 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Temblor y zumbidos (reported through our app)
Trinidad (138 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Ciudad Guayana / Light shaking (MMI IV)
El Tigre Estado Azoategui (280.3 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Suave. Poco normal ya que no es una ciudad donde sea costumbre sentir temblores (reported through our app)
Morvant / Light shaking (MMI IV)
El tigre / Weak shaking (MMI III)
129 km E of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
125.9 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Couva, Trinidad / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Chaguanas / Light shaking (MMI IV)
135.2 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
trinidad / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Cascade, Trinidad (114 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Tunapuna (124.9 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : It felt great
111.7 km E of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : It rocked.
Barataria (116.3 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
117.9 km E of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Lasted about 10 to 12 seconds. Came in two shakes with minor rimbling between (reported through our app)
St Augustine (124.2 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Two solid jolts about 10-15 seconds altogether; the second trailing off. The cat ran off. Quite unnerving. (reported through our app)
San felix Venezuela / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
malurin / Light shaking (MMI IV)
274.9 km S of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Port of Spain, Trinidad / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
112.2 km E of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Trinidad / Light shaking (MMI IV)

Aftershocks of the 5.3 quake: Near Coast of Venezuela, 23 Jun 2018 01:54

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
  • 03 Aug 2018 07:37 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    20.5 km (12.7 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | FUNVISIS | Details
  • 20 Jul 2018 18:33 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    36.8 km (22.9 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | FUNVISIS | Details
  • 08 Jul 2018 17:44 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    15.2 km (9.4 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (12 mi) distance
    | FUNVISIS | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Near Coast of Venezuela on Saturday, 23 June 2018
 

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