Date: July 9, 1997 Time: 19:24:11
Location: 10.5N 63.6W
Depth: 10 Km Magnitude: 6.9MN
At least 76 people killed, 500 injured, several missing, extensive damage and landslides in the Cariaco-Cumana area. At least 500 families left homeless. Several people injured in the Barcelona-Puerto La Cruz area. Some damage on Isla de Margarita. Power, telephone, and water services disrupted on Isla Coche and Isla de Margarita. Felt in much of northeastern Venezuela and as far west as Maracaibo. Felt on Trinidad. Also felt on Tobago.