A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Aratoca in Colombia on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 24/07/17 / 2017-07-24 13:25:02 / July 24, 2017 @ 1:25 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -72.9827 West, latitude 6.7513 North, depth = 155.77 km. The temblor was detected at 08:25:02 / 8:25 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000a0ep. Unique identifier: us2000a0ep. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 155.77 km (97 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 44 km (28 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from San Gil (c. 33 600 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from Málaga (c. 18 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Santa Rosa de Viterbo, Sabana de Torres, Belén (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 7 km NNE of Aratoca, Colombia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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