A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) was reported 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Mutata in Colombia on Tuesday. The 5.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:58:30 / 8:58 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 14/09/16 / 2016-09-14 01:58:30 / September 14, 2016 @ 1:58 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -76.1° West, latitude 7.3273° North, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: us10006pdp. Event ids that are associated: us10006pdp. 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 10 km (6 miles).
Event epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Apartadó (c. 86 400 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Montelíbano (c. 85 000 pop), 110 km (68 miles) from Turbo (c. 50 500 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Chigorodó (c. 48 400 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Tierralta (c. 26 200 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Yarumal (c. 22 400 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Carepa (c. 20 600 pop), 112 km (70 miles) from Urrao (c. 18 800 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Pedro, Riosucio, Urrao. Close country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. 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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 38 km ENE of Mutata, Colombia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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