A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Aratoca in Colombia on Saturday. Event id: us20004ybp. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004ybp. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 06/02/16 / 2016-02-06 12:05:31 / February 6, 2016 @ 12:05 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -73.0611° West, latitude 6.8291° North, depth = 147.6 km. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:05:31 / 7:05 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 147.6 km (92 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Barrancabermeja, Toledo, Sabana de Torres (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 34 km (21 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Barrancabermeja (c. 191 400 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop).
Each 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 thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 15 km NNW of Aratoca, Colombia.
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