A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Yaguara in Colombia on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 22:43:51 / 10:43 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -75.5536° West, latitude 2.6795° North, depth = 10 km. Global time and date of event 23/12/16 / 2016-12-23 03:43:51 / December 23, 2016 @ 3:43 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us10007m63. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007m63.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Silvia, Timaná, Aipe (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 41 km (25 miles) from Neiva (c. 352 900 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Belalcazar (c. 31 800 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Garzón (c. 29 500 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Campoalegre (c. 22 600 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from La Plata (c. 19 300 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Algeciras (c. 10 800 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 4 km WNW of Yaguara, Colombia.
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