A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 12 kilometers (7 miles) from San Andres in Colombia on Tuesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 155.51 km (97 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 22:14:02 / 10:14 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -72.9584 West, latitude 6.8078 North, depth = 155.51 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/10/19 / 2019-10-09 03:14:02 / October 9, 2019 @ 3:14 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70005sf9. Id of event: us70005sf9.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop). The epicenter was 40 km (25 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from San Gil (c. 33 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Belén, Sabana de Torres, El Playón (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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