A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) strikes 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Ubala in Colombia on Thursday. Global time and date of event 16/03/17 / 2017-03-16 15:38:09 / March 16, 2017 @ 3:38 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 11.64 km, -72.6136° West, 4.8931° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us20008shs. Event ids that are associated: us20008shs. The temblor was picked up at 10:38:09 / 10:38 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11.64 km (7 miles).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sogamoso, Ramiriquí, Puerto López. Nearby country/countries, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 98 km (61 miles) from Sogamoso (c. 126 600 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Yopal (c. 61 000 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Villanueva (c. 20 000 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Puerto López (c. 16 700 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Aguazul (c. 15 700 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Garagoa (c. 11 100 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Monterrey (c. 7 800 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 18 km NNW of Ubala, Colombia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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