A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Aratoca in Colombia. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -72.9804 West, latitude 6.7867 North, depth = 154.98 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 11/08/19 / 2019-08-11 11:00:10 / August 11, 2019 @ 11:00 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 154.98 km (96 miles). Id of earthquake: us600053pi. Event ids that are associated: us600053pi. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 06:00:10 / 6:00 am (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 41 km (25 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from San Gil (c. 33 600 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Málaga (c. 18 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Belén, Sabana de Torres, El Playón (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop).
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 four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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