A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Aratoca in Colombia on Tuesday. Exact location of event, depth 150.53 km, -73.0523° West, 6.8273° North. 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: 28/02/17 / 2017-02-28 09:24:38 / February 28, 2017 @ 9:24 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 150.53 km (94 miles). Event id: us20008mwt. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008mwt. The temblor was detected at 04:24:38 / 4:24 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Toledo, Sabana de Torres, Pamplona (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 34 km (21 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop), 31 km (20 miles) from San Gil (c. 33 600 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-eight 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 15 km NNW of Aratoca, Colombia.
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