Thousands flee to safety after massive quake strikes Venezuela (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)
A major earthquake that struck just off the coast of Venezuela has sent thousands into the streets seeking safety. A number of videos have emerged showing the magnitude of the jolts, felt as far away as Trinidad and Tobago.
The social media community in Caracas was quick to share the terrifying moments they suffered as the earthquake struck. After hazardous jolts disrupted the daily routine of Venezuelans, videos showed people in Caracas assembling outdoors on the streets.
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Even though there were no immediate reports of major damage or casualties, many buildings have reportedly been evacuated as a precaution.
#AGORAPrédios e residências de #Caracas, capital da #Venezuela, estão sendo evacuados preventivamente após forte terremoto. pic.twitter.com/4bHGZ9EpC1— RENOVA (@RenovaMidia) August 21, 2018
#LIVE | Terremoto M7.3 afecta en #Venezuela, localizado a 22 kms al Suroeste de Iripa, con una profundidad de 123.2 Kms. El 21.08.208 ( vídeo desde Caracas) por Edison Oca. #Massive#temblor#Sismo#Earthquake#zabedroskypic.twitter.com/jrZugogdh3— ⚠David de Zabedrosky🌎 (@deZabedrosky) August 21, 2018
A mayor 7.3 #earthquake#Terremoto#Temblor near Caracas #Venezuela right now #Tsunami Alert 🚨 pic.twitter.com/U6BuLMNb7p— Teacher From PR 🌞🌊 (@MaestroDEPR) August 21, 2018
Videos of other parts of the country showed similar chaotic scenes.
A mayor 7.0 #earthquake#Terremoto#Temblor near San Juan de las Galdonas #Venezuela right now #Tsunami Alert 🚨 pic.twitter.com/bw2c98oEvs— Teacher From PR 🌞🌊 (@MaestroDEPR) August 21, 2018
#Bucaramanga, #Venezuela tras #terremoto de 7.3 pic.twitter.com/AguM84HbTN— InfoEmergencias (@InfoEmerg) August 21, 2018
TERREMOTO EN VENEZUELA | Así se sintió el fuerte temblor en Maturin, Edo. Monagas, Venezuela. Muchos salieron corriendo aterrorizados para la calle. pic.twitter.com/4PpgPMIh3J— Yusnaby Pérez (@Yusnaby) August 21, 2018
The earthquake was so powerful that it even reportedly caused material damage in neighboring Trinidad and Tobago.
#URGENTE: Se registran fuertes daños en #TrinidadYTobago por el terremoto de 7,3 que azotó #Sucre, #Venezuela. pic.twitter.com/xTyCw2PhlT— El Mundo Al Segundo (@MundoAlSegundo) August 21, 2018
Otro video en Trinidad y Tobago.Notar el segundo “jalón”.#TerremotoVenezuelapic.twitter.com/lvP8wzGNfZ— SkyAlert (@SkyAlertMx) August 21, 2018
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