A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Aratoca in Colombia. Event id: us200040cm. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us200040cm. Global time and date of event 29/10/15 / 2015-10-29 00:34:22 / October 29, 2015 @ 12:34 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 154.36 km (96 miles). The temblor was reported at 19:34:22 / 7:34 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 154.36 km, -73.0259° West, 6.8268° North.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 35 km (22 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from San Gil (c. 33 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Belén, Sabana de Torres, Toledo (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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