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December 2018 Venezuela earthquakes

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First San Diego earthquake
December 2018 Venezuela earthquakes is located in Venezuela
December 2018 Venezuela earthquakes
UTC time2018-12-27 08:59:11
ISC event
USGS-ANSSComCat
Local dateDecember 27, 2018 (2018-12-27)
Local time4:59:11 AM VET
Magnitude5.4 Mww
Depth8.0 km (5 mi)
Epicenter10°16′48″N 67°54′14″W / 10.280°N 67.904°W / 10.280; -67.904Coordinates: 10°16′48″N 67°54′14″W / 10.280°N 67.904°W / 10.280; -67.904
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Max. intensityVII (Very strong)
Second San Diego earthquake
December 2018 Venezuela earthquakes is located in Venezuela
December 2018 Venezuela earthquakes
UTC time2018-12-27 09:24:20
ISC event
USGS-ANSSComCat
Local dateDecember 27, 2018 (2018-12-27)
Local time5:24:20 AM VET
Magnitude4.9 mb
Depth10 km (6 mi)
Epicenter10°16′05″N 67°57′04″W / 10.268°N 67.951°W / 10.268; -67.951
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Max. intensityVI (Strong)

On December 27, 2018, at 4:59 a.m. local time, a 5.4 magnitude quake struck the region of Carabobo. Fatalities are likely, but the full impact of the earthquake is not yet known.[1] It was followed by a similar earthquake a few kilometres away about 25 minutes later, and had been preceded by a 4.5 magnitude earthquake in Sucre on December 24th.[2] The initial earthquake struck 4 km away from San Diego, at a depth of only 10 km, being felt more than 100 km away.[3]

Though Interior Minister Néstor Reverol said that the earthquake had not caused any significant damage, images of completely destroyed buildings in and around San Diego and nearby city Valencia were shared. This included the debris of historic building facades in the old town.[4]

See also[edit]


Other articles of the topic Venezuela : Leycang El Grandioso, Barbara Hertiman, Carlos E. Stolk III
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  • List of earthquakes in 2018
  • List of earthquakes in Venezuela
  • August 2018 Venezuela earthquakes

References[edit]

  1. Millar, Joey (2018-12-27). "Venezuela earthquake: Carabobo ROCKED by 5.6 quake - 'It was so strong'". Express.co.uk. Retrieved 2018-12-27.
  2. "M 4.5 - 25km SSW of Irapa, Venezuela". earthquake.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2018-12-27.
  3. Reuters Editorial. "Earthquake of magnitude 5.6 felt across northern Venezuela". Reuters. Retrieved 2018-12-27.
  4. Associated Press. "Magnitude-5.5 quake rattles Venezuela before dawn - Los Angeles Times". latimes.com. Retrieved 2018-12-27.


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