Strong slightly damaging earthquake in Venezuela
Last update: February 19, 2014 at 10:57 pm by By Armand Vervaeck
Update 14:45 UTC : Several buildings in El Tocuyo, among them at least one hospital, suffered minor damage. Some public buildings, mainly schools, were temporarily closed. So far no reports of injuries.
Update 11:27 UTC : Funvisis has changed his earthquake data into M5.2 at 3.4 km = still extremely shallow and extremely dangerous for serious damage.
Update 11:23 UTC : First earthquake reports are mentioning a M5.5 at 10 km. Funvisis, the local seismological agency, is reporting a M5.8 t a very shallow depth. If this is confirmed, we call this earthquake “extremely dangerous” for serious damage and/or injuries as the epicenter area is relatively populated.
11km (7mi) S of Sanare, Venezuela
22km (14mi) SE of El Tocuyo, Venezuela
31km (19mi) S of Quibor, Venezuela
48km (30mi) WNW of Araure, Venezuela
283km (176mi) SSW of Willemstad, Cura????ao
Most important Earthquake Data:
Magnitude : 5.3
Local Time (conversion only below land) : 2014-02-19 06:40:12
GMT/UTC Time : 2014-02-19 11:10:12