A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Aratoca in Colombia on Thursday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 154.71 km (96 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -73.0026 West, latitude 6.8048 North, depth = 154.71 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/03/17 / 2017-03-02 19:28:24 / March 2, 2017 @ 7:28 pm. Event id: us1000886z. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000886z. The temblor was reported at 14:28:24 / 2:28 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 38 km (24 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), 75 km (46 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from San Gil (c. 33 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Belén, Sabana de Torres, Toledo.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 12 km N of Aratoca, Colombia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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