A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Capitanejo in Colombia on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -72.7018° West, latitude 6.5655° North, depth = 165.66 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000d9nh. Id of event: us1000d9nh. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 165.66 km (103 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 20/03/18 / 2018-03-20 16:16:49 / March 20, 2018 @ 4:16 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 11:16:49 / 11:16 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 77 km (48 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Duitama (c. 92 000 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pamplona, Duitama, Toledo (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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-two 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.
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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: 4 km N of Capitanejo, Colombia.
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