A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Puerto Vivas in Venezuela on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -71.9476° West, latitude 7.2679° North, depth = 44.27 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 44.27 km (28 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/03/17 / 2017-03-07 17:11:14 / March 7, 2017 @ 5:11 pm. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:41:14 / 12:41 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us100087hy. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100087hy.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cúcuta, Tame, San Juan de Colón (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop), Venezuela (c. 27 223 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Cúcuta (c. 721 400 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from San Cristóbal (c. 246 600 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Villa del Rosario (c. 65 000 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Los Patios (c. 58 700 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Rubio (c. 51 600 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 was reported nearby.
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