A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Aratoca in Colombia on Monday. Exact location of event, longitude -72.9547 West, latitude 6.766 North, depth = 169.35 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 169.35 km (105 miles). Unique identifier: us1000c201. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000c201. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/01/18 / 2018-01-08 12:58:28 / January 8, 2018 @ 12:58 pm. The temblor was picked up at 07:58:28 / 7:58 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Duitama, Barrancabermeja, Chinácota. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop). Event epicenter was 44 km (27 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Barrancabermeja (c. 191 400 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Duitama (c. 92 000 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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