A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from San Alberto in Colombia. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008h72. Id of event: us10008h72. Exact location, longitude -73.2421° West, latitude 7.7414° North, depth = 118.58 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 118.58 km (74 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/04/17 / 2017-04-07 00:54:39 / April 7, 2017 @ 12:54 am. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:54:39 / 7:54 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Santa Rosa del Sur, Morales, El Carmen (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 83 km (51 miles) from Cúcuta (c. 721 400 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Ocaña (c. 83 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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