A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Aratoca in Colombia. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006q02. Id of event: us10006q02. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/09/16 / 2016-09-16 02:37:40 / September 16, 2016 @ 2:37 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -72.9518 West, latitude 6.7532 North, depth = 172.15 km. The temblor was detected at 21:37:40 / 9:37 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 172.15 km (107 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sabana de Torres, Belén, El Playón. Epicenter of the event was 45 km (28 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from San Gil (c. 33 600 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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 NE of Aratoca, Colombia.
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