Information on the earthquake: moderate mag. Earthquake 4.6 – 22 km west of Barquisimeto, Municipio Iribarren, Lara, Venezuela, on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 12:39 p.m. (GMT -4)
Moderate magnitude earthquake 4.6 to 10 km deep
25 Sep 16:53 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 13 minutes.
Updated Sat Sep 25, 2021, 16:57
Magnitude 4.6 earthquake strikes near Barquisimeto, Municipio Iribarren, Lara, Venezuela
4.6 earthquake Sep 25 12:39 pm (GMT -4)
According to the German Geoscience Research Center (GFZ), the earthquake struck on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 12:39 local time at a shallow depth of 10 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deep ones because they are closer to the surface. The exact magnitude, epicenter and depth of the quake could be revised in the coming hours or minutes, as seismologists review the data and refine their calculations, or when other agencies release their report.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) which also listed the 4.6 magnitude earthquake.
Based on preliminary seismic data, the quake was likely felt by many people in the epicenter area. It should not have caused any significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken glass, etc.
In Quibor (41,500 inhabitants) located 15 km from the epicenter, the earthquake should have been felt as slight tremors.
Weak tremors could be felt in Barquisimeto (809,500 inhabitants) located 22 km from the epicenter, Los Rastrojos (34,600 inhabitants) at 35 km, Tocuyo (53,100 inhabitants) at 39 km and Yaritagua (89,700 inhabitants) 48 km one way.
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Date and hour : 25 Sep 2021 16:39:43 UTC –
Local time at epicenter: Saturday 25 Sep 2021 12:39 (GMT -4)
Depth: 10.0 km
Latitude / longitude of epicenter: 10.05 ° N / 69.56 ° W↗ (Lara, Venezuela)
Antipode: 10.05 ° S / 110.44 ° E↗
Nearby towns and villages:
15 km (9 mi) NNE of Quibor (pop: 41,500) -> Observe the earthquakes nearby!
22 km (14 mi) west of Barquisimeto (pop: 809,500) -> Observe the earthquakes nearby!
35 km (22 mi) west of Los Rastrojos (pop: 34,600) -> Observe the earthquakes nearby!
39 km (24 mi) northeast of Tocuyo (pop: 53,100) -> Observe the earthquakes nearby!
48 km (30 mi) west of Yaritagua (Yaracuy) (pop: 89,700) -> Observe the earthquakes nearby!
235 km (146 mi) ESE of Maracaibo (Zulia) (pop: 2,225,000) -> See earthquakes nearby!
239 km (148 mi) SSO of Willemstad (Curacao) (pop: 125,000) -> See nearby earthquakes!
273 km (170 mi) SSO of Kralendijk (Bonaire, Caribbean Netherlands) (pop: 3,800) -> Watch the earthquakes nearby!
280 km (174 mi) south of Oraniestat (Oranjestad-Ouest, Aruba) (pop: 30,000) -> See earthquakes nearby!
297 km (185 mi) west of Caracas (Federal Distrito) (pop: 3,000,000) -> See nearby earthquakes!
Broken clouds 20.6 ° C (69 F), humidity: 33%, wind: 8 m / s (16 kts) from SE
Main data source: GFZ (German Research Center for Geosciences)
Estimated energy released: 5×1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tonnes of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
Info: The more agencies report the same earthquake and publish similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It normally takes up to a few hours for the seismic parameters to be calculated with near optimum accuracy.
|4.6||20 km||LARA, VENEZUELA||EMSC|
|4.2||5 km||Venezuela: 22 Km Al Norte De Quibor||FUNVISE|
|4.6||21 km||34 km NNW of Quíbor, Venezuela||USGS|
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