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1997 Cariaco earthquake

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Origin time  19:24:14 UTC
Depth  20 km (12 mi)
Type  Strike-slip
Date  9 July 1997
Magnitude  6.9 Mw
Fault  El Pilar Fault
Max. intensity  VIII (Severe)
Total damage  81 million USD
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Similar  1967 Caracas earthquake, 1812 Caracas earthquake, 2009 Venezuela earthquake, 1997 Jabalpur earthquake, 1997 Qayen earthquake

El observador terremoto de cariaco 1997


The 1997 Cariaco earthquake occurred on July 9 at 15:24:14 local time with a moment magnitude of 6.9 and a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe). With its epicenter near Cariaco, Venezuela, at least 81 people were killed and over 500 were injured. Disruption of power, telephone, and water services was reported. This earthquake was felt in much of northeastern Venezuela and could also be felt in Trinidad and Tobago. This earthquake was on the strike-slip El Pilar Fault.

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1997 Cariaco earthquake Wikipedia


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