A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Puerto Wilches in Colombia on Tuesday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008thx. Id of event: us20008thx. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:30:19 / 5:30 am (local time epicenter). 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: 21/03/17 / 2017-03-21 10:30:19 / March 21, 2017 @ 10:30 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 101.24 km (63 miles). Exact location, longitude -73.88° West, latitude 7.226° North, depth = 101.24 km.
Nearby country/countries, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Piedecuesta, San Martín, Segovia (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Barrancabermeja (c. 191 400 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Segovia (c. 39 900 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Puerto Wilches (c. 13 700 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 13 km S of Puerto Wilches, Colombia.
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