Moderate Earthquake Rattles Venezuela's Capital

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - An earthquake has rattled Venezuela's
capital, but there are no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The U.S. Geological Survey reports a preliminary magnitude of 6.4 for the Saturday quake, saying the epicenter was off Venezuela's Caribbean coast some 59 miles (96 kilometers) west of Caracas.

Buildings swayed slightly as the quake jolted the capital about 3:40 p.m. local time (4:10 p.m. EDT, 20:10GMT).

Infrastructure Minister Diosdado Cabello says there have been no reports of damage. There also have been no indication of injuries or problems in Venezuela's key oil industry.

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