A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Aratoca in Colombia. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 162.14 km (101 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/04/16 / 2016-04-30 16:11:45 / April 30, 2016 @ 4:11 pm. Exact location, longitude -73.0017° West, latitude 6.6717° North, depth = 162.14 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10005cqm. Unique identifier: us10005cqm. The temblor was picked up at 11:11:45 / 11:11 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Duitama, El Playón, Toledo. Close country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop). The epicenter was 52 km (32 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Duitama (c. 92 000 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from San Gil (c. 33 600 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 3 km SE of Aratoca, Colombia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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