A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Riosucio in Colombia on Sunday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/10/15 / 2015-10-12 04:35:40 / October 12, 2015 @ 4:35 am. The temblor was reported at 23:35:40 / 11:35 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10003mxh. Unique identifier: us10003mxh. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -77.4592 West, latitude 7.5436 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Turbo, Apartadó, Carepa. Event epicenter was 99 km (62 miles) from Apartadó (c. 86 400 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Turbo (c. 50 500 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Chigorodó (c. 48 400 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Carepa (c. 20 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Unión Chocó (c. 9 500 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Riosucio (c. 7 200 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop), Panama (c. 3 411 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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