A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Tibu in Colombia. Event id: us10008hqe. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008hqe. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 180.77 km (112 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -72.7072 West, latitude 8.3641 North, depth = 180.77 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/04/17 / 2017-04-14 22:16:06 / April 14, 2017 @ 10:16 pm. The temblor was detected at 17:16:06 / 5:16 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Martín, San Cristóbal, Chinácota (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 57 km (35 miles) from Cúcuta (c. 721 400 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from San Cristóbal (c. 246 600 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Ocaña (c. 83 500 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Villa del Rosario (c. 65 000 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Los Patios (c. 58 700 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Rubio (c. 51 600 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from San Juan de Colón (c. 38 200 pop). Nearby country/countries, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop), Venezuela (c. 27 223 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 30 km S of Tibu, Colombia.
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