A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Aratoca in Colombia. Unique identifier: us20008m02. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008m02. Global time and date of event 24/02/17 / 2017-02-24 10:54:15 / February 24, 2017 @ 10:54 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -73.0092 West, latitude 6.8187 North, depth = 151.1 km. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:54:15 / 5:54 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 151.1 km (94 miles).
Epicenter of the event was 36 km (23 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from San Gil (c. 33 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Belén, Sabana de Torres, Toledo (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 two and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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