A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Aratoca in Colombia on Sunday. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:28:53 / 4:28 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 148.64 km (92 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 24/01/16 / 2016-01-24 09:28:53 / January 24, 2016 @ 9:28 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10004gq7. Event ids that are associated: us10004gq7. Exact location, longitude -73.0851° West, latitude 6.8073° North, depth = 148.64 km.
Event epicenter was 36 km (22 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Barrancabermeja (c. 191 400 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 20 km (13 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Yondó, Belén, Barrancabermeja. Country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 14 km NNW of Aratoca, Colombia.
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