A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Aratoca in Colombia on Tuesday. Exact time and date of earthquake 24/05/17 / 2017-05-24 02:15:59 / May 24, 2017 @ 2:15 am UTC/GMT. 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 150.12 km (93 miles). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:15:59 / 9:15 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -73.0859 West, latitude 6.831 North, depth = 150.12 km. Event id: us10008wmz. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008wmz.
Earthquake epicenter was 33 km (20 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Barrancabermeja (c. 191 400 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yondó, Barrancabermeja, Toledo (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.
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