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Small tremors hit Venezuela; no injuries or damage reported
August 30, 2017 / 3:14 PM / 22 days ago

Small tremors hit Venezuela; no injuries or damage reported

People gather in the street after an earthquake in Caracas, Venezuela August 30, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

CARACAS (Reuters) - Light earthquakes hit Venezuela on Wednesday, sending some people scrambling out of buildings in the capital city, but there were no reports of injuries or damage.

The largest quake had a magnitude of 4.5 and occurred 5.6 miles (9 km) north of Caracas at a depth of 3.7 miles (5.9 km), said the state-run Venezuelan Foundation of Seismological Research.

There was no reported impact to the OPEC nation’s oil industry.

Reporting by Eyanir Chinea; Writing by Girish Gupta; Editing by Andrew Cawthorne and Bill Trott

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