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Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Near Coast of Venezuela on Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake  - Near Coast of Venezuela on Tuesday, 23 October 2018
23 Oct 03:42 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 10 minutes.
Date & time: Tuesday, 23 October 2018 03:32 UTC
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.31°N / 62.48°W (Venezuela)
Nearest volcano: St. Catherine (223 km / 139 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
36 km (22 mi) SW of Güiria (pop: 40,000)
88 km (55 mi) W of Point Fortin (pop: 19,100)
93 km (58 mi) SE of Carúpano (pop: 112,100)
99 km (62 mi) NE of Maturín (pop: 411,000)
108 km (67 mi) W of Siparia (pop: 8,600)
187 km (116 mi) E of Cumaná (pop: 257,800)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Tue, 23 Oct 03:32 UTCM 5.1 / 10 kmNear Coast of VenezuelaGFZ
2018-10-22 23:02:59 -04:30 (23 Oct 03:32:59 UTC)M 4.9 / 30.2 km- 34km SSW of Gueiria, VenezuelaUSGS
Tue, 23 Oct 03:32 UTCM 5.0 / 35.8 km16 Km Al Norte De PedernalesFUNVISIS

User reports for this quake

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Morro de lebranche, Guaca, edo Sucre (108.5 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : El movimiento fue muy breve y suave. (reported through our app)
Petit Valley, Trinidad (116.3 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : was the only one in the house who felt it and I was doubted...but proved them wrong. It was very short.
93.7 km E of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
South / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Pi / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Port of Spain (112 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Diego Martin / Weak shaking (MMI III)

Aftershocks of the 5.1 quake: Near Coast of Venezuela, 23 Oct 2018 03:32

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (5 quakes):
  • 06 Nov 2018 13:59 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    18.7 km (11.6 mi) depth
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | FUNVISIS | Details
  • 30 Oct 2018 23:32 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    14.2 km (8.8 mi) depth
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | FUNVISIS | Details
  • 25 Oct 2018 16:39 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    67.8 km (42.1 mi) depth
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | FUNVISIS | Details
  • 25 Oct 2018 16:13 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    2.3 km (1.4 mi) depth
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | FUNVISIS | Details
  • 25 Oct 2018 15:57 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Near Coast of Venezuela on Tuesday, 23 October 2018

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