A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Aratoca in Colombia on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 161.45 km (100 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -73.0205° West, 6.807° North, depth 161.45 km. The temblor was detected at 19:36:45 / 7:36 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60005lvz. Id of event: us60005lvz. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/09/19 / 2019-09-22 00:36:45 / September 22, 2019 @ 12:36 am.
Event epicenter was 37 km (23 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Barrancabermeja (c. 191 400 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 20 km (13 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). Country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yondó, Chinácota, Barrancabermeja (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 one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 12 km N of Aratoca, Colombia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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