A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Aratoca in Colombia on Thursday. Exact location of event, longitude -72.9345 West, latitude 6.6362 North, depth = 159.48 km. Id of earthquake: us2000adl4. Event ids that are associated: us2000adl4. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 159.48 km (99 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 31/08/17 / 2017-08-31 18:47:04 / August 31, 2017 @ 6:47 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 13:47:04 / 1:47 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Duitama, Toledo, Pamplona (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 58 km (36 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Duitama (c. 92 000 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-four 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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