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2010 Venezuela earthquake
Date 18:00:48, 15 January 2010 (UTC) (2010-01-15T18:00:48Z)
Magnitude 5.6 Mw
Depth 11.7 km (7 mi)
Epicenter location 10°25′16″N 63°29′42″W / 10.421°N 63.495°W / 10.421; -63.495Coordinates: 10°25′16″N 63°29′42″W / 10.421°N 63.495°W / 10.421; -63.495
Countries or regions affected Venezuela
Total damage Unknown
Casualties None reported

The 2010 Venezuela earthquake was a 5.6 magnitude earthquake that occurred on Friday, 15th January, at 18:00:48 UTC, at a depth of 11.7 km (7.3 miles) with epicenter located at 10.421°N, 63.495°W in the Sucre state, 11 miles (18 kilometers) southwest of Güiria and 25 miles (40 kilometers) west of the town of Carúpano, Venezuela.[1][2][3]

The alert was given by the country's seismological institute, known as Funvisis (Fundación Venezolana de Investigaciones Sismológicas), but the initial reports suggested that physical damage derived from the earthquake was minimal. The quake was Venezuela's most significant since November 27th, 2009, when a magnitude-5.6 tremor was felt in the western part of the country.[4]


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