A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Aratoca in Colombia on Wednesday. Global time and date of event 23/10/19 / 2019-10-23 12:29:14 / October 23, 2019 @ 12:29 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us70005xmv. Event ids that are associated: us70005xmv. Exact location of earthquake, -72.9968° West, 6.8209° North, depth 156 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 156 km (97 miles). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:29:14 / 7:29 am (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 36 km (23 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 33 km (21 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 Belén, Sabana de Torres, Toledo (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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