A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Riosucio in Colombia. Exact time and date of earthquake 23/10/18 / 2018-10-23 20:54:35 / October 23, 2018 @ 8:54 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 30.98 km (19 miles). The temblor was picked up at 15:54:35 / 3:54 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us1000hg9i. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000hg9i. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -76.9949 West, latitude 7.2873 North, depth = 30.98 km.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Turbo, Dabeiba, Apartadó. Nearby country/countries, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from Apartadó (c. 86 400 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Turbo (c. 50 500 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Chigorodó (c. 48 400 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Carepa (c. 20 600 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Dabeiba (c. 11 500 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Riosucio (c. 7 200 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 one and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 21 km SE of Riosucio, Colombia.
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