A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Aratoca in Colombia. The temblor was picked up at 07:56:35 / 7:56 am (local time epicenter). 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 165.14 km (103 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/10/16 / 2016-10-30 12:56:35 / October 30, 2016 @ 12:56 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -72.9182 West, latitude 6.7163 North, depth = 165.14 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000743i. Id of event: us1000743i.
Close country/countries, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 51 km (31 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from San Gil (c. 33 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was El Playón, Toledo, Belén (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 11 km ENE of Aratoca, Colombia.
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