1997 Cariaco earthquake
|Date *||July 9, 1997|
|Origin time *||19:24:14 UTC |
|Magnitude||6.9 Mw |
|Depth||20 km (12 mi) |
|Fault||El Pilar Fault|
|Total damage||$81 million |
|Max. intensity||VIII (Severe) |
|Casualties||80–81 dead 
522–683 injured 
3,000–3,500 displaced 
|* Deprecated||See documentation.|
The 1997 Cariaco earthquake occurred on July 9 at 15:24:14 local time with a moment magnitude of 6.9 and a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe). With its epicenter near Cariaco, Venezuela, at least 81 people were killed and over 500 were injured. Disruption of power, telephone, and water services was reported. This earthquake was felt in much of northeastern Venezuela and could also be felt in Trinidad and Tobago. This earthquake was on the strike-slip El Pilar Fault.
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