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Minor mag. 3.9 earthquake - 12 Km Al Suroeste De Porlamar, Venezuela, on 13 Oct 7:54 am (GMT -4)

Minor mag. 3.9 earthquake  - 12 Km Al Suroeste De Porlamar, Venezuela, on 13 Oct 7:54 am (GMT -4)
13 Oct 12:12 UTC: First to report: FUNVISIS after 18 minutes.
Date & time: 2020-10-13 11:54:00 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 13 Oct 7:54 am (GMT -4)
Magnitude: 3.9
Depth: 2.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.9°N / 63.93°W (Venezuela)
Nearby towns and cities:
9 km (6 mi) SW of Porlamar (pop: 87,100)
17 km (10 mi) SW of La Asunción (pop: 35,100)
21 km (13 mi) S of Juan Griego (pop: 28,300)
107 km (66 mi) NE of Puerto La Cruz (pop: 370,000)
119 km (74 mi) NE of Barcelona (pop: 424,800)
152 km (95 mi) NW of Maturín (pop: 411,000)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 27.9°C (82 F), humidity: 73%, wind: 4 m/s (8 kts) from ESE
Primary data source: FUNVISIS
Estimated released energy: 4.5 x 1010 joules (12.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 10.7 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
2020-10-13 11:54:00 UTC
13 Oct 7:54 am (GMT -4)
M 3.9 / 2.1 km12 Km Al Suroeste De Porlamar, VenezuelaFUNVISIS
2020-10-13 11:54:17 UTCM 4.4 / 10 km19 Km S of Porlamar, VenezuelaUSGS

User reports for this quake (11)

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1.1 km S of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / very short : Before the shaking was a really loud sound, like an explotion. Both, sound and shaking went away really fast
13.8 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / vibration and rolling / 1-2 s
El valle del espíritu Santo. (10.4 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s : En realidad fue muy breve, rápido. (reported through our app)
15.7 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / very short (reported through our app)
Porlamar, conejeros / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was sleeping and I thought my dog was shaking my bed. Then I heard the windows shaking and I realized what was happening. I felt that was a little hard, but everything stayed on its place, because the shaking didn't pass the 5 or 7 seconds. My neighbors told me about broken glasses and a hard shaking of my building, but I don't think this way, because people weren't sure about the earthquake. I could heard several people asking: ¿Is it shaking?
La Asunción / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : It was short but extremely strong . I have a large window antisismatic in my house and it shook quite hard
Pampatar. Agua de Vaca / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single vertical bump / 1-2 s : Estaba sentada en una silla en la veranda de mi casa leyendo y escuché un sonido y a la vez un salto en la silla
Guatamare / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s : We live in a downstairs apartment of 4 stories and it felt and sounded like the patio doors had fallen out upstairs.
Guacuco / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s
La Asuncion / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : se escucho hasta el sonido de la vibracion, ventanas y puertas.
Santa ana / not felt

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Minor mag. 3.9 earthquake - 12 Km Al Suroeste De Porlamar, Venezuela, on 13 Oct 7:54 am (GMT -4)

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