VENEZUELA EARTHQUAKES AND SEISMIC WINDOWS


Date U.T.C. Mg/Int Epicenter Lat Lon Fm Per Nm Synch Notes
1530-Sep-01 10:00
_._/XI
Cumana 10.7 64.1 - -      
1530-Sep-11 15:00
_._/VII
Cumana 10.3 64.1 -        
1543  
_._/X
Cubajua I. 10.7 64.1 - -      
1610-Feb-03 19:30
7.9/IX
Merida-La Grita 8.3 71.8 -6 -4 9 67 hrs 60 killed, 2 days late
1641-Jun-11 12:15
_._/X
Caracas 10.9 66.7 19 19 4 7 hrs! 200 killed
1644-Jan-16 08:30
_._/X
San Cristobal 7.4 72.7 -6 7 9 58 hrs  
1644-Mar-16 10:00
_._/VIII
San Cristobal 7.6 73 -7 8 8 14 hrs  
1766-Oct-21 07:00
7.9/X
Cumana-Caracas 6.5 67.4 3 5   51 hrs  
1766-Oct-21 08:30
_._/VIII
San Juan Bautista 10 64 3 5   51 hrs  
1775-Dec 12:00
_._/VIII
Trujillo 9.3 70.4 - - -    
1786-Oct-21  
_._/VIII
Caracas-Merida 8.5 71.2 14 13 0 28 hrs  
1794-Sep-10  
_._/VIII+
Cumana 10.6 64.1 1 1   19 hrs  
1797-Dec-14 23:00
 
Cumana 10.6 64.1 11 9 -4 56 hrs 16,000 killed
1802-Aug-15  
 
Cumana 10.3 64.5 2 2   10 hrs  
1805-Jan-27 13:00
_._/IX
Cumana 10.6 64.1 12 13 -3 36 hrs 2 days early
1812-Mar-16  
7.7/
Caracas 10.3 66.6   3 3 8 hrs! 12,000 killed
1812-Mar-26 20:07
6.3/IX
Caracas-Merida 10.6 66.9   13 13 8 hrs!  
1812-Mar-26 21:07
9.6/X
Caracas-San Felipe 10.2 66.9   13 13 8 hrs! 26,000 killed
1812-Mar-26  
_._/X
Caracas area 8.5 71.3   13 13 8 hrs!  
1820  
 
Cumana 10.3 66.6          
1823-Aug  
_._/VIII
Cariaco-Mareiguitar 10.5 63.8   - -    
1834-Aug-12 15:30
_._/VIII+
Merida 8.8 70.9 -7 6 8 53 hrs  
1837-Sep-10 18:00
_._/IX
Santa Lucia 10.3 66.6 -5 -4 10 28 hrs 3 days late
1839-Apr-12 p.m.
_._/VI+
Cumana 10.3 64.5 13 -2 -1 23 hrs  
1849-Feb-26 09:30
6.0/IX
Lobatera-Maracaibo 7.3 72.3 15 -1 0 27 hrs  
1849-May-03 10:00
5+/VI
Maracaibo 10.7 71.6   9 10 34 hrs 2 days late
1853-Jul-15 14:00
6.7/IX
Cumana-Cariaco 12.1 63.6 -5 -3   47 hrs 800 killed
1869-Feb-17 04:00
_._/VI+
Lobatera 7.5 72.1 -9 -9   1 hr!  
1870-Jun-26 15:00
_._/X
El Tocuyo 9.5 69.5 12 1 -2 52 hrs 22 quakes, 1 day early
1874-Feb-06 13:34
_._/VI+
La Guaira 10.4 66.6 3 7   112 hrs  
1874-Aug-18 02:30
5.9/VII
El Pilar 10.5 66.6 -8 -8   20 hrs  
1875-May-16 11:30
_._/XI
Cucuta-Tachira 7.9 72.4 -4 11 11 5 hrs! 16,000 killed, 3 days late
1878-Apr-13 00:41
5.9/VIII
Cua-Charallave 10.3 66.8 -4 -3 10 31 hrs 300 killed, 2 days late
1879-Mar-07 23:15
_._/VII
Curiepe 9.5 67.2 0 -1   34 hrs  
1886-Sep-29 06:20
_._/VIII
Trujillo-Tinaco 9.3 70.4   2 1 26 hrs  
1888-Jan-10 12:48
_._/VIII
Carupano 10.4 63.1 12 0 -3 61 hrs 2 days early
1888-Nov-17 17:30
_._/VIII
Guanare 9.2 69.8 -2 13 13 15 hrs 1 day early
1894-Apr-29 02:15
7.1/IX
Merida-Mea-Zea 8.5 71.7 7 10 -7 90 hrs 319 Killed
1894-Apr-29 03:00
8.2/VII
  8 72 7 10 -7 90 hrs  
1894-Nov-04 16:45
_._/VI
Carache 9.4 70.1 -8 -11 7 79 hrs  
1899-Jul-17 06:00
_._/VII
Barquisimeto 10.4 69.2 -5 -5 10 14 hrs 2 days late
1900-Jun-07 22:00
_._/VII
Cariaco-Casane 10.3 63.3   11 9 66 hrs 1 day late
1900-Oct-29 08:41
8.4/VIII
Caracas 10.9 66.8 21 21 6 7 hrs! 12 killed
1910-Mar-22  
_._/VI
Churuguara-Coro     -4 11 12 34 hrs 2 days early
1929-Jan-17 11:45
6.9/IX
Cumana-Cariaco 10.5 64.5 -8 -7 7 40 hrs  
1932-Mar-14 18:04
_._/XI
La Grita 8.2 71.9 -8e -8   21 hrs  
1939-Oct-14  
_._/VII
Casanay-Cariaco       3 2 39 hrs  
1944-Jun-12  
6.1/VII
Cariaco-Casanay     8 5   76 hrs Shallow focus
1950-Aug-03 22:18
6.8/VIII
Arboledas-Cucutilla 9.5 69.7 5 7   54 hrs 100 killed
1955-Apr-24 21:07
 
  7.1 71.5 6 21 21 8 hrs!  
1955-May-26 10:58
 
Aracua 7 71 -23e -23 8 19 hrs 4 hrs late
1955-Nov-27 03:57
 
  7 71 -2 -2   19 hrs 1 day early
1956-Nov-23 04:15
_._/IX
Aricagua-Merida 8.3 71.2 5 23 20 80 hrs  
1957-Apr-22 01:12
6.5/
  7 72 6 7   28 hrs  
1957-Apr-22 19:37
 
Merida-Tachira 7 72 6 7   28 hrs  
1957-Sep-07 05:11
 
Felt Cucuta-Colum. 8.5 72 -2 13 13 6 hrs! 1 day early
1957-Oct-04 04:58
_._/VIII
Carupano 11.1 63.1 -3 11 11 14 hrs 2 days early
1959-Jun-09  
_._/VI
Machiques     18 18   8 hrs! 2 damaging qks.
1959-Jun-30 22:12
_._/IX
Aricagua 8.3 71.1 9 10   30 hrs 2 days late
1959-Jul-26 09:05
_._/V
Ciudad Bolivar 7.6 63.4 6 8   52 hrs  
1960-Mar-03 05:43
 
  11 62.5   6 4 62 hrs  
1960-Jul-17 15:40
 
Trinidad felt 10.5 62 9 9   9 hrs! 2 days late
1961-Sep-12 02:15
 
  10.8 62.4 16e 16 2 8 hrs!  
1963-Aug-21 07:39
5.4/
Caracas 14.3 72.5   3 1 90 hrs  
1963-Sep-27 14:03
 
Trinidad felt 10.8 62.2 -6 -7 8 33 hrs 1 day late
1966-Sep-09 18:40
5.2/VII
Churuguara 10.8 69.5   -5 -5 2 hrs!  
1967-Jul-29 10:24
7.5/VIII
Caracas 6.8 73 7 10   83 hrs 20 killed
1967-Jul-29 23:59
6.5/IX
Caracas 10.6 62.6 7 10   83 hrs 300 killed
1968-Sep-20 06:00
6.2/IX
Caracas 10.6 62.6   -1 -2 60 hrs 3 killed, < 1 day early
1974-Jun-12 16:26
6.1/VIII
Casanay-Cariaco 10.6 63.4 7 -9 -8 32 hrs 5 killed
1974-Oct-29  
5+/VI
Casanay-Cariaco     -2 15 13 56 hrs within 1 day early
1975-Apr-05 09:33
6.2/VIII
  10 69.7 8 9   25 hrs 3 killed, 3 hrs late
1980-Nov-26 17:36
4.7/VI
  8.1 72.2 4 4   7 hrs!  
1981-Oct-18 04:30
5.5/VII
Venezuela-Columbia 8.1 72.4 6 5   13 hrs 15 killed
1986-Jun-11 13:48
6.2/VII
  10.6 62.9 -11 -11 4 15 hrs 2 killed
1986-Jul-18 17:22
5.8/VII
Churuguara-Falcon 11.1 68.3   -3 -2 37 hrs 1 killed
1989-May-04 00:21
5.7/VII
Falcon-Carabobo 11.1 68.3   0 -1 31 hrs  
1991-Aug-17 06:18
5.4/V
Barquisimeto 10.1 69.9   8 7 31 hrs  
1997-Jul-09 19:23
6.9/VIII
Cumana 10.5 63.5 -10 -11   40 hrs 73 killed
Bold type indicates a "Seismic Window" of increased, potential for earthquakes.
Underlined items for quakes within perigean spring tides with Sychroneity less than 37 hrs.
Mg = Magnitude
Int = Mercalli Intensity
Lat = South Latitude
Lon = West Longitude
e = Eclipse (et = Total Eclipse)
FM = Date of Full Moon in relation to Quake
Per = Perigee = Date of Perigee in relation to Quake
NM = Date of New Moon in relation to Quake
Synch = Synchroneity is time difference between Syzygy (new or full stage of the Moon) and Perigee (On same day, only 2 to 5 times per year)
Jim Berkland, Geologist, Feb 21, 1998
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