A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Aratoca in Colombia on Friday. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:06:22 / 11:06 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 155.25 km (96 miles). Event id: us70005g8v. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70005g8v. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -72.9816 West, latitude 6.781 North, depth = 155.25 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/09/19 / 2019-09-14 04:06:22 / September 14, 2019 @ 4:06 am.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sabana de Torres, Belén, El Playón. Event epicenter was 41 km (26 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from San Gil (c. 33 600 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 two and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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