Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - 11km S of Sanare, Venezuela on Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Moderato terremoto magnitudine 5.5 - 22 km a sud-est da Tocuyo, Municipio Moran, Lara, Venezuela, mercoledì, 19 febbraio 2014

Moderato terremoto magnitudine 5.5 - 22 km a sud-est da Tocuyo, Municipio Moran, Lara, Venezuela, mercoledì, 19 febbraio 2014

Moderate magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 10 km depth

19 Feb 11:31 UTC: Primo a segnalare: USGS dopo 21 minuti.
Data & ora: 19 Feb 2014 11:10:12 UTC
Ora locale a epicentro: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 06:40:12
Magnitudine: 5.5
Profondità: 10.0 km
Epicentro latitudine / longitudine: 9.6462°N / 69.6467°W (Lara, Venezuela)
Nearby towns and cities:
22 km SE da Tocuyo (pop: 53,100) --> Vedi sismi vicini
32 km S da Quibor (pop: 41,500) --> Vedi sismi vicini
45 km O da Araure (Portuguesa) (pop: 73,100) --> Vedi sismi vicini
51 km O da Acarigua (Portuguesa) (pop: 143,700) --> Vedi sismi vicini
68 km ONO da Villa Bruzual (Turén, Portuguesa) (pop: 28,000) --> Vedi sismi vicini
75 km SO da Yaritagua (Yaracuy) (pop: 89,700) --> Vedi sismi vicini
75 km SE da Carora (pop: 93,800) --> Vedi sismi vicini
243 km ESE da Maracaibo (Zulia) (pop: 2,225,000) --> Vedi sismi vicini
285 km SSO da Willemstad (Curaçao) (pop: 125,000) --> Vedi sismi vicini
317 km SSO da Kralendijk (Bonaire, Caraibi olandesi) (pop: 3,080) --> Vedi sismi vicini
317 km OSO da Caracas (Distrito Federal) (pop: 3,000,000) --> Vedi sismi vicini
323 km S da Oraniestat (Oranjestad-West, Aruba) (pop: 30,000) --> Vedi sismi vicini
Fonte dati primaria: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Stima dell'energia sismica liberata: 1.1 x 1013 joules (3.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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MagnitudineProfonditàUbicazioneFonte
M 5.37 kmVenezuelaGFZ
M 5.320 km LARA, VENEZUELAEMSC
M 5.510 km11km S of Sanare, VenezuelaUSGS

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Merida (Venezuela, 183 km SW of epicenter) : It was an horizontal movement not vertical, but it last just for 2-3 seconds. It was not noise, just the displacement feeling, like a rocking chair. I live on the Bocono fault at Merida City, Venezuela; geographic coordinates 8.59 -71.15 (according google maps) (reported through EMSC)
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Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - 22 km southeast of Tocuyo, Municipio Moran, Lara, Venezuela, on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 06:40:12
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