List of earthquakes in Venezuela

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List of significant earthquakes in Venezuela. This is a list of significant earthquakes that either had their epicentres in Venezuela or had a significant impact in the country.

Earthquakes

Date Location Mag. MMI Deaths Injuries Note Ref
2018-08-21 Sucre 7.3 Mw VII 5 122
2010-01-15 Carúpano 5.6 Mw 11 Minor damage
2009-09-12 Carabobo 6.3 Mw V 14 Minor damage
1997-07-09 Sucre 6.9 Mw VIII 81 683
1967-07-30 Caracas 6.6 Mw VIII 300 1,536 Severe damage
1900-10-29 Miranda 7.6 Ms 101 50+ [1]
1894-04-28 Mérida 7.0 Mw VIII 350 [2]
1857-05-18 Cúcuta 7.5 Mw IX 10,000 Extreme damage
1853-07-15 Sucre 7.5 Tsunami 15 M (49 ft)
1812-26-03 Caracas, Vargas 7.7 Mw X 15,000–20,000 Extreme damage
1766-10-21 Maracaibo, Zulia 7.9—8.3 Ms
1641-06-11 Caracas 6.5 200 Severe damage
Note: Mw = moment magnitude scale, Ms = surface wave magnitude. Only damaging, injurious, or deadly events should be recorded.

See also

References

  1. ^ José Grases; Arnaldo Gutiérrez; Rafael Salas J. "LA INGENIERÍA SISMO-RESISTENTE" (PDF). p. 3. Retrieved 19 November 2017.
  2. ^ "SISMICIDAD Y PREVENCION SISMICA EN LOS ANDES VENEZOLANOS". www.funvisis.gob.ve. Archived from the original on 3 March 2018.

Betancourt Ruiz, Armando. (1972). Terremotos y Temblores. Monte Ávila Caracas – Venezuela.

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