A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Aratoca in Colombia. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a19y. Id of event: us2000a19y. Exact location of event, depth 161.01 km, -72.9276° West, 6.7282° North. The epicenter was at a depth of 161.01 km (100 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/07/17 / 2017-07-26 14:39:29 / July 26, 2017 @ 2:39 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 09:39:29 / 9:39 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop). The epicenter was 49 km (30 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from San Gil (c. 33 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was El Playón, Belén, Toledo (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 10 km ENE of Aratoca, Colombia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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