A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Uramita in Colombia on Thursday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/01/16 / 2016-01-14 17:35:14 / January 14, 2016 @ 5:35 pm. Event id: us10004ekg. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004ekg. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10.51 km (7 miles). The temblor was picked up at 12:35:14 / 12:35 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10.51 km, -76.2159° West, 6.9352° North.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Chigorodó, Betulia, San Pedro (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 96 km (60 miles) from Chigorodó (c. 48 400 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Yarumal (c. 22 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Urrao (c. 18 800 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Antioquia (c. 11 800 pop), 9 km (6 miles) from Dabeiba (c. 11 500 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Ituango (c. 10 800 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Santa Rosa de Osos (c. 10 200 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light 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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 6 km NW of Uramita, Colombia.
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