A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Aratoca in Colombia. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 152.04 km (94 miles). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:52:13 / 9:52 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us20008ih4. Unique identifier: us20008ih4. Exact location of event, depth 152.04 km, -72.9933° West, 6.8107° North. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/01/17 / 2017-01-24 14:52:13 / January 24, 2017 @ 2:52 pm.
Epicenter of the event was 38 km (23 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from San Gil (c. 33 600 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Belén, Sabana de Torres, Toledo (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 13 km NNE of Aratoca, Colombia.
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