Mag. 4.9 earthquake - 9km E of Irapa, Venezuela, on Saturday, December 28, 2013 04:47:17

Mag. 4.9 earthquake  - 9km E of Irapa, Venezuela, on Saturday, December 28, 2013 04:47:17

Light magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 94 km depth

28 Dec 09:42 UTC: First to report: USGS after 25 minutes.
Date & time: 28 Dec 2013 09:17:17 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Local time at epicenter: Saturday, December 28, 2013 04:47:17
Magnitude: 4.9
Depth: 93.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.5652°N / 62.4941°W (Venezuela)
Nearest volcano: St. Catherine (198 km / 123 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
21 km (13 mi) W of Güiria (pop: 40,000)
84 km (52 mi) E of Carupano (pop: 112,100)
99 km (61 mi) WNW of Point Fortin (Trinidad & Tobago) (pop: 19,100)
118 km (74 mi) NE of Maturin (pop: 411,000)
157 km (97 mi) ESE of Porlamar (pop: 87,100)
185 km (115 mi) E of Cumana (pop: 257,800)
247 km (153 mi) N of Ciudad Guayana (pop: 746,500)
480 km (298 mi) E of Caracas (pop: 3,000,000)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 4.783 kmNear Coast of VenezuelaGFZ
M 4.994 km9km E of Irapa, VenezuelaUSGS

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Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago, 111 km E of epicenter) : It was light, felt like one solid shake. It felt as though the shaking was going generally north/south. (reported through EMSC)
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