Powerful 7.3 Earthquake Strikes Coast Of Venezuela; Tsunami Alert Issued

Zero Hedge | 8/21/2018 | Staff
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A powerful 7.3 earthquake struck Sucre, Venezuela on Tuesday at 5:31 p.m. local time on Tuesday, at a depth of 76 miles according to the USGS. A tsunami alert has been issued for coastal areas of Venezuela, Grenada and Trinidad and Tobago.

CARACAS, Venezuela -- USGS: Magnitude 7.0 earthquake shakes Venezuela; buildings evacuated in Caracas.

Damage - Reports - USGS - % - Chance

Initial damage reports are rolling in, with the USGS estimating at least a 43% chance that up to 100 people are dead, and a 19% chance of up to 1,000 fatalities. No word from the town of Carúpano, which sits 23.9 miles from the epicenter and has a population of 112,000.

Venezuela interior minister Nestor Reverol, speaking on state television, said the earthquake was felt in states including Bolivar, Monagas, Delta Amacuro and Nueva Esparta. No victims have been reported so far....
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