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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 …


Strong M6.2 aftershock strikes Lombok 4 days after devastating M7.0 killed more than 259 people, Indonesia

Strong M6.2 aftershock strikes Lombok 4 days after devastating M7.0 killed more than 259 people, Indonesia

A strong aftershock registered by BMKG as M6.2 hit Lombok, Indonesia at 05:25 UTC (12:25 WIB) on August 9, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 12 km (7.4 miles). USGS registered it as M5.9 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles).
This quake hit just 4 days after devastating M7.0 (BMKG) hit the same area. As of August 9, the death toll reached 259. At least 42 239 houses were damaged as well as 458 schools. The numbers are still expected to rise as data collection is still not completed.
According to the USGS, the epicenter of today's quake was located 23.2 km (14.4 miles) NNE of Mataram (population 318 674), 35.1 km (21.8 miles) NNW of Praya (population 35 183), 39.6 km (24.6 miles) NNE of Lembar (population 10 000), and 51.9 km (32.2 miles) WNW of Labuan Lombok (population 10 000).
There are 4 740 000 people living within 100 km (62 miles) and 28 000 within 10 km.
This quake had no tsunami potential, authorities said.
The BMKG registered a total of 334 aftershocks following the August 5 M7.0 Lombok earthquake by 14:00 UTC, August 8.
At 22:47 UTC (06:47 local time) on July 28, this same area was hit by M6.4 earthquake at a depth of 6.4 km (3.9 miles). At least 17 people were killed, 160+ injured and thousands of homes damaged.

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