A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Aguazul in Colombia on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -72.5058 West, latitude 5.2749 North, depth = 3.08 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 3.08 km (2 miles). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:55:14 / 9:55 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/01/16 / 2016-01-08 14:55:14 / January 8, 2016 @ 2:55 pm. Unique identifier: us10004cd2. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004cd2. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Garagoa, Ramiriquí, Belén (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Sogamoso (c. 126 600 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Duitama (c. 92 000 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Yopal (c. 61 000 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Villanueva (c. 20 000 pop), 12 km (8 miles) from Aguazul (c. 15 700 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Paipa (c. 13 600 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Garagoa (c. 11 100 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 12 km NNE of Aguazul, Colombia.
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