A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from El Playon in Colombia. Exact location of earthquake, -73.2735° West, 7.5399° North, depth 151.08 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 151.08 km (94 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007c1n. Id of event: us10007c1n. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:37:28 / 3:37 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/11/16 / 2016-11-24 08:37:28 / November 24, 2016 @ 8:37 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the event was 93 km (58 miles) from Cúcuta (c. 721 400 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Barrancabermeja (c. 191 400 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop). Close 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 Villa del Rosario, Aguachica, Cúcuta.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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