A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Aratoca in Colombia on Saturday. Exact location of event, depth 148.66 km, -73.038° West, 6.8052° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us60003s3s. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60003s3s. The temblor was reported at 10:13:35 / 10:13 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 25/05/19 / 2019-05-25 15:13:35 / May 25, 2019 @ 3:13 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 148.66 km (92 miles).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 37 km (23 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 20 km (13 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from San Gil (c. 33 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Belén, Toledo, Sabana de Torres.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 five and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 12 km N of Aratoca, Colombia.
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