A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Mutata in Colombia. The temblor was detected at 01:46:59 / 1:46 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 14/09/16 / 2016-09-14 06:46:59 / September 14, 2016 @ 6:46 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us10006pfi. Event ids that are associated: us10006pfi. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 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, longitude -76.163° West, latitude 7.3397° North, depth = 10 km.
Event epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Apartadó (c. 86 400 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Chigorodó (c. 48 400 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Tierralta (c. 26 200 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Yarumal (c. 22 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Carepa (c. 20 600 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Antioquia (c. 11 800 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Dabeiba (c. 11 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Valencia, Moñitos, Antioquia (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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