A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Tumaco in Colombia. Exact location, longitude -79.2945° West, latitude 1.8602° North, depth = 19.27 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004vka. Id of event: us20004vka. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 17:34:47 / 5:34 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 25/01/16 / 2016-01-25 22:34:47 / January 25, 2016 @ 10:34 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 19.27 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop), Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Lorenzo de Esmeraldas, Valdez, Francisco Pizarro. Event epicenter was 54 km (33 miles) from Tumaco (c. 86 700 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from San Lorenzo de Esmeraldas (c. 20 200 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Valdez (c. 11 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Francisco Pizarro (c. 6 100 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 one and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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