A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Aratoca in Colombia on Sunday. The epicenter was at a depth of 142.79 km (89 miles). Unique identifier: us70003xh9. Ids that are associated to the event: us70003xh9. The temblor was reported at 14:43:17 / 2:43 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/06/19 / 2019-06-09 19:43:17 / June 9, 2019 @ 7:43 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -73.0242° West, 6.8358° North, depth 142.79 km.
The epicenter was 34 km (21 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Barrancabermeja (c. 191 400 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from San Gil (c. 33 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yondó, Chinácota, Barrancabermeja (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop).
Every 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 three and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 15 km N of Aratoca, Colombia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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