CARACAS – A magnitude-5.7 earthquake occurred on Wednesday in the same region that was struck the previous day by a magnitude-6.9 temblor, said Venezuela’s seismological office, Funvisis.
Funvisis, a unit of the science ministry, determined that the epicenter of the earthquake was “northwest of Yaguaraparo” in the northeastern coastal state of Sucre.
The epicenter of Tuesday’s major quake was southeast of Yaguaraparo.
“We’re evaluating the damage in the states where the earthquake was felt, up to now there are no reports of damage or unfortunate events, the Risk Management system is activated and deployed,” Interior Minister Nestor Reverol said on Twitter following Wednesday’s temblor.
Tuesday’s earthquake damaged several few buildings in Caracas, notably an unoccupied 45-story tower whose upper floors were left visibly tilted.
The tower, which remains unfinished 28 years after construction started, is not in danger of toppling, the government said Wednesday after an inspection.