Venezuela was shaken by a magnitude 5.0 earthquake today. There were no reports of damage to oil installations, the state energy company said.

The temblor's epicenter was offshore at a depth of 10 kilometers (6.2 miles), 90 miles east of Caracas, the U.S. Geological Survey said on its Web site. The quake struck at 12:59 a.m. New York time.

A 1967 quake killed more than 200 in and around Caracas.

Petroleos de Venezuela SA had received no reports of damage as of 10 a.m. local time, said a company spokeswoman who declined to give her name citing company policy. The state oil company operates heavy-oil upgraders near the city of Barcelona, about 75 miles from the epicenter, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

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