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List of earthquakes in Venezuela

List of significant earthquakes in Venezuela.

2010 - The 2010 Venezuela earthquake was a 5.6 magnitude earthquake that occurred on Friday, 15th January, at 18:00:48 UTC, at a depth of 11.7 km (7.3 miles) with epicenter located at 10.421N, 63.495W in the Sucre state, 11 miles (18 kilometers) southwest of Guiria and 25 miles (40 kilometers) west of the town of Carupano, Venezuela. The region is on heightened alert due to the 2010 Haiti earthquake and though damage was minor there was extensive news coverage.

2009 - The 2009 Venezuela earthquake was a 6.3 magnitude earthquake that occurred on 12 September 2009 at 20:06:25 UTC, injuring at least 14 people and damaging many buildings. The epicenter of the quake was 65 miles west of the capital, Caracas.

1997 - A magnitude 6.9 earthquake located near the small town of Cariaco in northern Venezuela on July 9 kills 81 people. Significant Earthquakes of the World 1997 USGS

1967 Caracas earthquake - On 29 July 1967 a 6.5 magnitude earthquake centered near the coast about 30 miles west of Caracas killed 240 and left hundreds injured. Over $100 million property damage was incurred in the Caracas area and about 80,000 persons were left homeless.

1875 Cucuta earthquake - The Earthquake of Cucuta also known as Earthquake of the Andes was an earthquake that occurred on 18 May 1875 at 11:15 AM. It completely demolished Cucuta, Villa del Rosario (Colombia), San Antonio del Tachira and Capacho (Venezuela). The earthquake killed many Venezuelans in San Cristobal, La Mulata, Rubio, Michelena, La Grita, Colon, amongst others, and was felt in both Bogota and Caracas.

1812 Caracas earthquake - On March 26, 1812, Maundy Thursday at 4:37 p.m. an earthquake measured 7.7 on the Richter magnitude scale. It caused extensive damage in Caracas, La Guaira, Barquisimeto, San Felipe, and Merida. An estimated 15,000-20,000 people perished as a result, in addition to incalculable material damage.

See also

List of earthquakes


BETANCOURT RUIZ, ARMANDO. (1972). Terremotos y Temblores.. Monte Avila Caracas - Venezuela.

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