A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Aratoca in Colombia. Exact location of event, longitude -72.9769 West, latitude 6.7252 North, depth = 157.97 km. 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 157.97 km (98 miles). Id of earthquake: us2000afmq. Event ids that are associated: us2000afmq. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 04/09/17 / 2017-09-04 20:28:22 / September 4, 2017 @ 8:28 pm. The temblor was picked up at 15:28:22 / 3:28 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Duitama, Santa Rosa de Viterbo, Sabana de Torres (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 47 km (29 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Duitama (c. 92 000 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from San Gil (c. 33 600 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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