A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Aratoca in Colombia on Tuesday. Event id: us10008eb4. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008eb4. Exact time and date of earthquake 28/03/17 / 2017-03-28 16:56:59 / March 28, 2017 @ 4:56 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 162.2 km (101 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -72.9569° West, 6.7392° North, depth 162.2 km. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:56:59 / 11:56 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 47 km (29 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from San Gil (c. 33 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was El Playón, Belén, Toledo. Country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 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 two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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