A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Aratoca in Colombia. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/02/16 / 2016-02-28 05:28:13 / February 28, 2016 @ 5:28 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 157.17 km (98 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us10004t9s. Unique identifier: us10004t9s. Exact location of event, longitude -72.972 West, latitude 6.762 North, depth = 157.17 km. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:28:13 / 12:28 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sabana de Torres, Belén, El Playón (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 44 km (27 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 27 km (16 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from San Gil (c. 33 600 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Málaga (c. 18 700 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 five 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. 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: 9 km NE of Aratoca, Colombia.
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