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Moderate earthquake strikes Off Venezuela, felt in Caracas


Disaster Report: M 4.7 moderate quake strikes Off the Coast of Venezuela, well felt in Caracas and Guatire.
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M 4.7 moderate quake strikes Off the Coast of Venezuela which was well felt in Caracas and Guatire
Original Post: Natural Disasters List August 21, 2012 
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M 4.7 moderate earthquake strikes Off the Coast of Venezuela today, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake's epicenter was located 139 km NNE of Caraballeda and 152 km NNE of Caracas.It was 31.8 miles deep.

Magnitude 6.5 earthquake in Caracas in 1967 killed 240 people and made 80,000 people homeless.
The 1967 Caracas earthquake caused damage over $100 million with worst in the Altamira and Los Palos Grandes sections of Caracas.

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.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
16:40 UTC (local time Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at 04:40 PM @ epicenter)

Epicenter location

139 km NNE of Caraballeda, Venezuela
143 km NNE of La Guaira, Venezuela
144 km NNE of Maiquetia, Venezuela
146 km N of Guatire, Venezuela
152 km NNE of Caracas, Venezuela

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