A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Aratoca in Colombia. Exact location of event, longitude -72.9768 West, latitude 6.7218 North, depth = 150.58 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 150.58 km (94 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 11/09/18 / 2018-09-11 06:20:26 / September 11, 2018 @ 6:20 am. Event id: us2000hcfu. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000hcfu. The temblor was reported at 01:20:26 / 1:20 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 48 km (30 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from San Gil (c. 33 600 pop). Nearby 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 El Playón, Toledo, Belén.
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 three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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