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BREAKING: Earthquake in Venezuela – 5.7 Magnitude

January 15, 2010

Hmmmm . . .

Medium strength quake hits near Venezuela coast
CARACAS
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.

World  |  Natural Disasters

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.

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