A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Castilla La Nueva in Colombia. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 34.41 km (21 miles). Unique identifier: us2000acv8. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000acv8. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/08/17 / 2017-08-24 22:22:20 / August 24, 2017 @ 10:22 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 34.41 km, -73.5145° West, 3.9163° North. The temblor was detected at 17:22:20 / 5:22 pm (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 28 km (17 miles) from Villavicencio (c. 321 700 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Acacías (c. 40 600 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Granada (c. 32 400 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Puerto López (c. 16 700 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from San Martín (c. 16 300 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Cumaral (c. 11 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fómeque, Cáqueza, Lejanías (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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