A powerful 7.0 earthquake struck Sucre, Venezuela on Tuesday according to the USGS.
— EMSC (@LastQuake) August 21, 2018
CARACAS, Venezuela — USGS: Magnitude 7.0 earthquake shakes Venezuela; buildings evacuated in Caracas.
— Dayton Daily News (@daytondailynews) August 21, 2018
Initial damage reports are rolling in, however according to tracking organization EMSC-CSEM, residents hundreds of miles away reported “Unbelievably long and strong quake. Worst I ever felt. Must have lasted about 2 minutes.”
Another person said” “He’ll of a shake. The house and car rocked for 20sec or more.”
A resident of Christchurch, Barbedos – 280 miles away wrote: “Heard drapes moving n then felt bed gently moving. It was very very gentle. But I felt it. Christ church Barbados.”
A resident of Georgetown, Guyana 420 miles away reported: “Came suddenly and increased in intensity..was in my room studying and my lamp and shelf started to shake..it was felt by everyone..lasted for 3 minutes”
— Amichai Stein (@AmichaiStein1) August 21, 2018
The quake comes as Venezuela conducted a 95% devuation of its currency over the weekend amid an economic crisis.
amazing photo from @business… people are literally trashing their #bolivar
as #Venezuela carried out a 95% devaluation of its currency over the weekend amid an historic economic crisis. pic.twitter.com/OYa5SGLFGm
— Hilary (@queenofchartz) August 21, 2018
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Author: Tyler Durden