A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was reported 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Aratoca in Colombia on Wednesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 152.38 km (95 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 152.38 km, -72.9575° West, 6.7588° North. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:02:10 / 10:02 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 31/05/18 / 2018-05-31 03:02:10 / May 31, 2018 @ 3:02 am. Id of earthquake: us1000efau. Event ids that are associated: us1000efau. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Barrancabermeja, Duitama, Chinácota. Epicenter of the earthquake was 45 km (28 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Barrancabermeja (c. 191 400 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Duitama (c. 92 000 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 10 km NE of Aratoca, Colombia.
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