A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from San Andres in Colombia. Exact location of event, depth 154.94 km, -72.9476° West, 6.768° North. Id of earthquake: us2000aax0. Event ids that are associated: us2000aax0. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/08/17 / 2017-08-17 21:03:49 / August 17, 2017 @ 9:03 pm. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:03:49 / 4:03 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 154.94 km (96 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 44 km (27 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from San Gil (c. 33 600 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Málaga (c. 18 700 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sabana de Torres, Belén, El Playón.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 11 km WSW of San Andres, Colombia.
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