BREAKING: Earthquake in Venezuela – 5.7 Magnitude
Medium strength quake hits near Venezuela coast
Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:24pm EST
CARACAS (Reuters) – A 5.6 magnitude earthquake hit Venezuela near the small Caribbean coastal town of Carupano, the United States Geological Survey said on Friday.
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Initial USGS reports had put the quake at 5.7 magnitude.
The quake, at a relatively shallow depth of 7.3 miles, happened 24 miles southwest of Carupano and was felt in Puerto La Cruz, where state oil company PDVSA has a refinery.
No damage was initially reported.