August 30, 2017 / 3:14 PM / 3 months ago

Small tremors hit Venezuela; no injuries or damage reported

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.

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

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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