Venezuela Struck By 5.6-Magntitude Earthquake: No Damages
As Haiti relief work continues in the aftermath of an earthquake that has caused massive loss of life and destruction, a 5.6-magnitude earthquake has struck the Sucre state in the east of Venezuela. The earthquake took place around 18:00 UTC, 25 miles south west of the city of Carupano, and 235 miles east of the capital of Caracas as reported by U.S. Geological Survey. There are no reports of injuries or damages at this time. Venezuela is located on the northern coast of South America and shares the Caribbean Sea coastline.
"People were very worried and ran into the streets because it felt very strong," Carupano resident Milagros Ordaz told Reuters by telephone. Cars wobbled on the roads in Puerto La Cruz, a witness said.
Sucre state Gov. Enrique Maestre called for calm
Earlier today, a 4.0 earthquake rattled Oklahoma City in the United States. No injuries or damages have been reported.