An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.6 hit northern Venezuela early on Thursday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said, with witnesses reporting tremors more than 100 kilometres from the epicentre.
The quake was recorded 4 kilometres northeast of San Diego at 4:59 local time at a depth of about 10 kilometres, according to the USGS website.
WATCH BELOW: Here’s what a magnitude 7.0 earthquake did to Alaskan communities
“The whole house shook,” said a witness in Club de Campo, 102 kilometres from the epicentre, in a posting on the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) website.
Another witness said the quake lasted five or six seconds.
WATCH BELOW: Smoke rises from Mount Etna after volcano-triggered earthquake in Italy
There were no immediate reports of casualties or significant damage.