A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Pizarro in Colombia on Thursday. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:59:29 / 3:59 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 46.15 km (29 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us10007ly9. Unique identifier: us10007ly9. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/12/16 / 2016-12-22 08:59:29 / December 22, 2016 @ 8:59 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -77.2164 West, latitude 4.704 North, depth = 46.15 km.
Event epicenter was 94 km (58 miles) from Buenaventura (c. 240 400 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Istmina (c. 13 800 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Tadó (c. 10 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Condoto (c. 9 900 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Pizarro (c. 6 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tadó, Buenaventura, Istmina (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 32 km SSE of Pizarro, Colombia.
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