A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Machiques in Venezuela. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was picked up at 10:39:05 / 10:39 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/04/17 / 2017-04-04 15:09:05 / April 4, 2017 @ 3:09 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -72.6116° West, latitude 10.3052° North, depth = 10 km. Unique identifier: us10008gib. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008gib.
Close country/countries, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop), Venezuela (c. 27 223 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Barrancas, Agustín Codazzi, Valledupar. Epicenter of the earthquake was 72 km (45 miles) from Valledupar (c. 308 200 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from La Villa del Rosario (c. 65 000 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Machiques (c. 63 000 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Agustín Codazzi (c. 51 500 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from San Juan del Cesar (c. 26 800 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Fonseca (c. 23 500 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 one and in the last 365 days one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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