A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Guaca in Colombia. Exact location of event, depth 143.62 km, -72.9628° West, 6.8925° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 143.62 km (89 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008dv4. Id of event: us10008dv4. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/04/17 / 2017-04-01 22:52:44 / April 1, 2017 @ 10:52 pm. The temblor was detected at 17:52:44 / 5:52 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chinácota, Sabana de Torres, Toledo. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 31 km (19 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from San Gil (c. 33 600 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 11 km W of Guaca, Colombia.
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