Earthquakes in VenezuelaIn Venezuela there are partly large earthquakes with strengths of more than 7.0, which cause damages within a radius of over 100 kilometers. Measured by the size of the country, earthquakes occur rather rarely.
Since 1950 more than 500 people have been killed by direct consequences of earthquakes. 5 earthquakes also caused a subsequent tsunami, which claimed further lifes and damages.
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Most recent eventsThis list includes the strongest earthquakes recorded in or around Venezuela by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in the past 14 days. Whether an event is listed here depends largely on its magnitude, but also on its distance from inhabited areas. All data refer to the local time. This page is updated daily at 11am UTC.
- Jun 11, 8:50 pmMagnitude 4.6: northern Colombia at a depth of 10 km.
Earthquakes in Venezuela since 1950The strongest earthquake in Venezuela happened on 08/21/2018 in the region Sucre; Trinidad with a magnitude of 7.3 on the Richter scale. The shifting of tectonic plates in a depth of 146 km resulted in 5 deaths. The earthquake also triggered a tsunami with further victims and destructions.
|08/21/2018||Sucre; Trinidad||146 km||7.3||5|
|05/04/1989||Falcon, Carabobo, Caracas||6 km||5.2||0|
|07/18/1986||Churuguara, Falcon, Lara||38 km||4.9||1|
These statistics are based on datas from the National Geophysical Data Center / World Data Service (NGDC/WDS): Significant Earthquake Database. doi:10.7289/V5TD9V7K. Several data have been summarized and translated.