Earthquakes in Venezuela
In Venezuela there are partly large earthquakes with strengths of more than 7.0, which cause damages within a radius of over 100 kilometers. Measured against the size of the country, earthquakes occur very 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.Other natural hazards in Venezuela:
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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 46 km resulted in 5 deaths. The earthquake also triggered a tsunami with further victims and destructions.
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. Foto taken from National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC, public domain).
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