5.6-magnitude Earthquake strikes at Venezuela

by Chandrani Sarkar December 28, 2018

On Thursday, an earthquake with 5.6-magnitude hits northern Venezuela, reports the USGS (United States Geological Survey), with witnesses reporting tremors over 60 miles (100 km) from the epicentre. The strike was recorded 4 km northeast of San Diego at 0859 GMT at a depth of nearly 10 km, added the report of USGS website.

A witness in Club de Campo said that “the whole house shook”, 102 km from the epicentre, in a posting on the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) website.

Another witness claims that the quake lasted for nearly five or six seconds.

However, there were no immediate reports of significant damages or casualties.

More details are awaited.

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