A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Aratoca in Colombia on Friday. 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 152.13 km (95 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -73.0405 West, latitude 6.831 North, depth = 152.13 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:27:30 / 12:27 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us20005y4r. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005y4r. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/05/16 / 2016-05-20 17:27:30 / May 20, 2016 @ 5:27 pm.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 34 km (21 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from San Gil (c. 33 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Toledo, Sabana de Torres, Pamplona (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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