A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Betulia in Colombia. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -73.1937° West, 6.9564° North, depth 154.52 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/03/16 / 2016-03-24 21:27:00 / March 24, 2016 @ 9:27 pm. Id of earthquake: us20005dep. Event ids that are associated: us20005dep. The temblor was picked up at 16:27:00 / 4:27 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 154.52 km (96 miles).
Epicenter of the event was 20 km (13 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 17 km (10 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Barrancabermeja (c. 191 400 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from San Gil (c. 33 600 pop). Close country/countries, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chinácota, San Alberto, Soatá (min 5000 pop).
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. 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.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 11 km ENE of Betulia, Colombia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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