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Very strong M7.3 earthquake hits Venezuela at intermediate depth
A very strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.3 hit near the coast of Sucre, Venezuela at 21:31 UTC on August 21, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 123.2 km (76.5 km). EMSC is reporting M7.3 at a depth of 112 km (69.6 miles). According to the USGS, the epicenter was located  20.9 km (13.0 miles) NNW of Yaguaraparo, 38.4 km (23.9 miles) ENE of Carúpano (population 112 082), 69.4 km (43.1 miles) WNW of Güiria (population 40 000), 107.6 km (66.9 miles) ESE Porlamar (population 87 120) and 109.1 km (67.8 miles) ESE of La Asunción (population  35 084), Venezuela. There are 560 000 people living within 100 km (62 miles). Based on all available data, there is no tsunami threat, PTWC said. Some 52 000 people are estimated to have felt very strong shaking, 2 089 000 strong, 2 587 000 moderate and 3 928 000 light. Buildings were evacuated in the capital Caracas and people fled homes. Shaking was felt as far away as …
Fireball over Alberta captured on dashcam, Canada
Fireball over Alberta captured on dashcam, Canada

Numerous people witnessed a bright fireball streaking through the sky over Alberta, Canada at around 00:22 UTC on Wednesday, January 18, 2018 (17:22 local time, January 17). The event lasted 4 seconds before the object disappeared in a bright flash.
As reported by the CTV News, CTV Edmonton started receiving calls and tweets from viewers located north of Fort McMurray and in the Edmonton area about a spectacular flash in the sky.
The director of planetarium and space sciences at the Telus World of Science, Frank Florian, posted the following report: "Fireball at 5:22 local time, ENE at starting at 40 degrees up, broke apart around 25 to 30 degrees, small piece brighten up to about -7 follow by the large piece burst estimated around -12 in hazy cloud."
Although this event was witnessed by many people, the International Meteor Organization (IMO) and the American Meteor Society (AMS) received just one report. If you witnessed this meteor, please fill in this interactive form.
Featured image: Fireball over Alberta, Canada on January 18, 2018. Credit: Corbet Kratko

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