A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Aratoca in Colombia. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/09/18 / 2018-09-16 17:43:41 / September 16, 2018 @ 5:43 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000hfi3. Unique identifier: us2000hfi3. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 166.92 km (104 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:43:41 / 12:43 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -72.9475° West, 6.7587° North, depth 166.92 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sabana de Torres, Belén, El Playón (min 5000 pop). 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), 42 km (26 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from San Gil (c. 33 600 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 one and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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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