Articles tagged "venezuela"

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More than 8 000 homes destroyed as severe floods and landslides hit Venezuela

Heavy rain has been affecting Venezuela over the past few days, causing severe floods and landslides and resulting in casualties and damage. Government officials confirmed 15 fatalities and 6 people missing on August 25. The worst affected states are Amazonas,...

August 25, 2021

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Severe flooding hits Venezuela, including the capital Caracas

Heavy rains affecting parts of Venezuela over the past 7 days caused severe flooding along the San Pedro River, damaging more than 100 buildings and affecting around 400 families in the state of Merida, Tulio Febres Cordero municipality. Officials visited the...

May 04, 2021

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Very bright fireball over Venezuela

A very bright fireball streaked through the night sky over Venezuela around 23:20 UTC on Saturday, February 9, 2019 around 23:20 UTC (19:20 local time). The event lasted up to 5 seconds. Witnesses said the meteor was seen over Venezuela, Valencia, Victoria and...

February 10, 2019

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Widespread power outage hits Venezuela, hospitals becoming large-scale morgues

Another widespread power outage took place in Venezuela on October 15 and 16, 2018. The outage affected the entire country and hospitals in 16 states, leaving at least 3 patients dead. At least 16 children have died at one hospital this year due to poor hygiene, and...

October 19, 2018

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Very strong M7.3 earthquake hits Venezuela at intermediate depth

A very strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.3 hit near the coast of Sucre, Venezuela at 21:31 UTC (17:31 local time) on August 21, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 123.2 km (76.5 km). EMSC is reporting M7.3 at a depth of 112 km (69.6 miles)....

August 21, 2018


Lake Maracaibo in Venezuela, the place of highest lightning activity on Earth

Researchers have utilized the observations from the Lightning Imaging Sensor onboard NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measurement Mission to investigate which location has a maximum lightning activity on Earth. According to data analysis, Lake Maracaibo in Venezuela is...

May 03, 2016


Venezuela shutting down due to energy crisis, again

According to a government statement published this week in a state-run newspaper, the entire Venezuela will be given a week off to cope with yet another crippling energy crisis. The measure is not new; the same happened in 2010 when the first electricity crisis hit....

March 18, 2016

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Magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck offshore Sucre, Venezuela

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck offshore Sucre, Venezuela / Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, on October 12, 2013 at 02:10 UTC. USGS measured depth at 79.4 km (49.3 miles). EMSC is reporting Mb 6.0 at depth of 66 km. Epicenter was located 33 km (21 miles) N of

October 12, 2013