Magnitude 7.3 Earthquake in Venezuela

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The USGS has up-to-date details on the August 21, 2018 event.

A magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck Venezuela’s coast on August 21, 2018 at 5:32 pm local time (21:32 UTC).

Visit the USGS event page for more information. For estimates of casualties and damage, visit the USGS Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response (PAGER) website.

If you felt this earthquake, report your experience on the “USGS Did You Feel It?” website for this event.

Map showing northern Venezuela.

USGS map of the August 21, 2018 earthquake in Venezuela.

(Credit: USGS Public domain.)

For information about tsunami watches, warnings or advisories, visit the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) tsunami website.

The USGS operates a 24/7 National Earthquake Information Center in Colorado that can be reached for more information at 303-273-8500.

Learn more about the USGS Earthquake Hazards Program.