A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Aratoca in Colombia on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 18/08/19 / 2019-08-18 13:45:56 / August 18, 2019 @ 1:45 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 160.89 km (100 miles). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:45:56 / 8:45 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -72.9968° West, 6.8157° North, depth 160.89 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us700058g4. Unique identifier: us700058g4.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Belén, Sabana de Torres, Toledo (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop). Event epicenter was 37 km (23 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from San Gil (c. 33 600 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days thirty-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: 13 km N of Aratoca, Colombia.
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