A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Aratoca in Colombia. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 154.03 km (96 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -73.0014° West, latitude 6.8251° North, depth = 154.03 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/08/19 / 2019-08-07 20:39:05 / August 7, 2019 @ 8:39 pm. Id of earthquake: us600055gq. Event ids that are associated: us600055gq. The temblor was picked up at 15:39:05 / 3:39 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 36 km (22 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 19 km (12 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). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sabana de Torres, Toledo, El Playón (min 5000 pop).
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 two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 14 km N of Aratoca, Colombia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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