A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Yacopi in Colombia. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:46:03 / 3:46 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35.96 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us20005aep. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005aep. Global time and date of event 17/03/16 / 2016-03-17 08:46:03 / March 17, 2016 @ 8:46 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -74.4325° West, latitude 5.4543° North, depth = 35.96 km.
Epicenter of the event was 72 km (45 miles) from Facatativá (c. 94 600 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Zipaquirá (c. 91 200 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from La Dorada (c. 82 000 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Chía (c. 64 600 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Funza (c. 54 400 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Madrid (c. 50 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Luis, Chocontá, Mosquera (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop).
Every 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 one and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 10 km W of Yacopi, Colombia.
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