A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Aratoca in Colombia. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000haxx. Id of event: us1000haxx. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -73.0446 West, latitude 6.7304 North, depth = 164.37 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 164.37 km (102 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/10/18 / 2018-10-12 04:56:51 / October 12, 2018 @ 4:56 am. The temblor was picked up at 23:56:51 / 11:56 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Rosa de Viterbo, Toledo, Sabana de Torres (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 45 km (28 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from San Gil (c. 33 600 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Málaga (c. 18 700 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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 NNW of Aratoca, Colombia.
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