A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Riosucio in Colombia on Friday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/04/16 / 2016-04-08 09:11:43 / April 8, 2016 @ 9:11 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 26.18 km (16 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -76.8023° West, 7.3251° North, depth 26.18 km. Unique identifier: us20005gb1. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005gb1. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:11:43 / 4:11 am (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Frontino, Turbo, Dabeiba (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 65 km (40 miles) from Apartadó (c. 86 400 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Turbo (c. 50 500 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Chigorodó (c. 48 400 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Carepa (c. 20 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Dabeiba (c. 11 500 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Frontino (c. 8 600 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Riosucio (c. 7 200 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 36 km ESE of Riosucio, Colombia.
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