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Minor mag. 3.9 earthquake - 10 Km Al Suroeste De Porlamar, Venezuela on Saturday, 17 October 2020

Minor mag. 3.9 earthquake  - 10 Km Al Suroeste De Porlamar, Venezuela on Saturday, 17 October 2020
17 Oct 11:06 UTC: First to report: FUNVISIS after 20 minutes.
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Date & time: Saturday, 17 October 2020 10:46 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 17 Oct 6:46 am (GMT -4)
Magnitude: 3.9
Depth: 4.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.91°N / 63.92°W (Venezuela)
Nearby towns and cities:
8 km (5 mi) SW of Porlamar (pop: 87,100)
15 km (9 mi) SW of La Asunción (pop: 35,100)
20 km (12 mi) SE of Juan Griego (pop: 28,300)
108 km (67 mi) NE of Puerto La Cruz (pop: 370,000)
120 km (75 mi) NE of Barcelona (pop: 424,800)
153 km (95 mi) NW of Maturín (pop: 411,000)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 27.2°C (81 F), humidity: 80%, wind: 5 m/s (9 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
17 Oct 6:46 am (GMT -4) (17 Oct 10:46:00 UTC)M 3.9 / 4.8 km10 Km Al Suroeste De Porlamar, VenezuelaFUNVISIS
Sat, 17 Oct 10:46 UTCM 4.5 / 10 km15 Km SE of Porlamar, VenezuelaUSGS
Sat, 17 Oct 10:46 UTCM 4.5 / 10 kmIsla De Margarita, Venezuela Rg.EMSC

User reports for this quake

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12.2 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) (reported through our app)
Pampatar (15.7 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Very short jagged movement.
15 km W of epicenter [Map] / not felt / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Leve (reported through our app)
Porlamar (12.7 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Juan griego (18.6 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s : Shake (reported through our app)
15.5 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
9.7 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Paraguachí / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 1-2 s : Sentí el trueno que me despertó y de inmediato el fuerte sacudón, pocos segundos, pero intenso. Todos mis amigos y familiares en diferentes zonas de Isla Margarita lo sintieron. | 2 users found this interesting.
La Guardia, Municipio Diaz, Edo Nueva Esparta / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Estaba sentada en una silla en el porche de mi casa y sentí que la silla se sacudió muy fuerte, fue muy corto pero se sintió muy fuerte | 2 users found this interesting.
Porlamar costa azul / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
Los Robles, Margarita Island / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Villas San Antonio nueva Esparta venezuela / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / 2-5 s : Terrible la experiencia
Porlamar (Venezuela, 15 km NW of epicenter) : Movimiento fuerte ,fue corto y pocos segundos aprx 4 seg (reported through EMSC)
Pampatar (Venezuela, 15 km NW of epicenter) : El temblor fué intenso pero duró solo 3 seg. No se han sentido réplicas. (reported through EMSC)
Porlamar (Venezuela, 14 km NW of epicenter) : Was strong enough that woke me up. (reported through EMSC)

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Minor mag. 3.9 earthquake - 10 Km Al Suroeste De Porlamar, Venezuela on Saturday, 17 October 2020

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