Last Updated: Saturday, March 31, 2012

Moderate Earthquake Strikes Venezuela

Disaster Report: M 4.9 moderate earthquake strikes Sucre, Venezuela today with epicenter located 26 km SSE of Carupano.

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A magnitude 4.9 earthquake hit Sucre, Venezuela today,
according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
Original Post: Natural Disasters List March 31, 2012

An earthquake with preliminary magnitude of 4.9 struck Sucre, Venezuela (Las Palomas, Estado) today, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

The quake's epicenter was about 26 km SSE of Carupano, near the Caribbean coast in northeastern Venezuela, the agency said. It was 6.1 miles deep.

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Venezuela, officially called the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, is a tropical country on the northern coast of South America which borders Colombia to the west, Guyana to the east, and Brazil to the south.

Last moderate earthquake in Sucre was on 11th february measuring 4.6 on richter scale.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
09:47 UTC (local time Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 09:47 AM @ epicenter )

Epicenter location

26 km SSE of Carupano, Venezuela
76 km N of Maturin, Venezuela
96 km W of Guiria, Venezuela
410 km E of CARACAS, Venezuela

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