Important historic earthquakes in Venezuela

The list of the 50 most recent earthquakes in this country can be found at the bottom of this page.

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Label info : M = magnitude, D = depth (km), Time = UTC time

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
EMSC Offshore Sucre, Venezuela May 20 21:50 4.5 107 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Offshore Carabobo, Venezuela Apr 27 08:44 4.9 2 MAP
USGS San Diego, Venezuela Apr 27 08:44 4.7 10 MAP
GEOFON Near Coast Of Venezuela Apr 27 08:44 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Maracay - Temblor debil de 5 segundos a las 4:30 horas de hoy 04/27/18
  • Caracas - Around 5 seconds shaking, no damages
  • Maracay - Light shaking
  • Caracas - I woke up, and it was for about 5 seconds. No damages.
  • valencia - Maybe 5 seconds of shaking. No discernible property damage.
  • Valencia - I was woken up by this Earthquake of which I did not understand what was going on and ran to my kids room to get her from then the quake was over it left me pretty startled
  • USGS Santa Cruz, Venezuela Apr 03 09:41 4.9 10 MAP
    EMSC Merida, Venezuela Apr 03 09:41 4.9 10 MAP
    GEOFON Venezuela Apr 03 09:41 5.0 6 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Merida - Hace minutos fuerte sismo en #Mérida . Se reportan daños materiales. #Venezuela
  • Cucuta - Epicentro en La Grita, Estado Táchira en Venezuela, se sintió con gran intensidad en la ciudad de Cúcuta y en los municipios de Ocaña, Villa del Rosario y Pamplona en Norte de Santander
  • Merida - Daños en la estructura del Hospital II San José de Tovar, específicamente en el área de la cocina
  • EMSC Offshore Sucre, Venezuela Mar 16 18:02 4.2 16 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Gueiria, Venezuela Mar 16 02:49 4.7 77 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Golfo De Venezuela Mar 04 16:09 3.9 91 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Gulf Of Paria, Venezuela Feb 11 23:35 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Offshore Sucre, Venezuela Feb 07 09:13 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Offshore Sucre, Venezuela Jan 28 07:30 4.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Gulf Of Paria, Venezuela Jan 26 23:57 4.2 40 MAP
    USGS Guiria, Venezuela Jan 26 23:57 4.2 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Pedernales, Venezuela Jan 26 22:05 4.6 41 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Gulf Of Paria, Venezuela Jan 26 22:05 4.6 41 MAP
    USGS Pedernales, Venezuela Jan 26 20:30 4.8 42 MAP
    EMSC Gulf Of Paria, Venezuela Jan 26 20:30 4.8 45 MAP
    GEOFON Near Coast Of Venezuela Jan 26 20:30 5.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Pedernales, Venezuela Jan 26 14:47 4.9 32 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Gulf Of Paria, Venezuela Jan 26 14:47 4.9 32 MAP
    EMSC Portuguesa, Venezuela Jan 24 13:53 4.4 10 MAP
    USGS Paraiso De Chabasquen, Venezuela Jan 24 13:53 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Offshore Sucre, Venezuela Jan 17 01:49 4.6 100 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Gueiria, Venezuela Jan 17 01:49 4.6 95 MAP
    EMSC Gulf Of Paria, Venezuela Jan 03 06:54 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Petit Valley - Weak shaking
  • St Anns - Slight shaking which felt like shuddering. Heard the rumbling noise more loudly than usual. The shaking It lasted quite a few seconds...maybe 15 seconds or so?
  • Goodwood park - Wrought iron on the windows was rattling
  • Petit valley - Moderate shaking
  • USGS Gueiria, Venezuela Dec 28 06:58 4.3 80 MAP
    EMSC Sucre, Venezuela Dec 28 06:58 4.3 81 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Gueiria, Venezuela Nov 22 20:42 4.3 108 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Tachira, Venezuela Nov 20 03:16 3.3 4 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Tachira, Venezuela Nov 18 14:18 3.6 1 MAP
  • Tachira - Strong shaking
  • EMSC Tachira, Venezuela Nov 18 07:30 3.4 0 MAP
    EMSC Merida, Venezuela Nov 18 05:54 4.9 40 MAP
    GEOFON Venezuela Nov 18 05:54 5.0 25 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Zea, Venezuela Nov 18 05:54 5.1 10 MAP
    USGS Santa Barbara, Venezuela Nov 12 23:34 4.4 43 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Monagas, Venezuela Nov 12 23:34 4.4 44 MAP
    EMSC Offshore Sucre, Venezuela Nov 10 08:28 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Offshore Sucre, Venezuela Nov 09 03:54 4.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Merida, Venezuela Oct 21 12:54 3.7 3 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Golfo De Venezuela Oct 20 02:19 3.5 74 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Puerto Vivas, Venezuela Oct 14 08:35 5.1 35 MAP
  • Imperial beach - Very weak shaking
  • EMSC Apure, Venezuela Oct 14 08:35 4.9 40 MAP
    GEOFON Venezuela Oct 14 08:35 5.1 39 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Golfo De Venezuela Oct 03 17:25 3.9 100 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Apure, Venezuela Sep 27 21:51 3.7 0 MAP
    EMSC Offshore Sucre, Venezuela Sep 23 23:43 3.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Zulia, Venezuela Sep 13 11:27 3.5 7 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Yaguaraparo, Venezuela Aug 31 15:47 4.9 96 MAP
  • Caracas - I was short in time, about 3 to 5 seconds, but strong shaking.

  • Data sources courtesy : USGSEMSCGFZGEONET

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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
    People
    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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