A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Aratoca in Colombia. Exact location of earthquake, -72.9601° West, 6.7558° North, depth 150.41 km. Id of earthquake: us60006r9u. Event ids that are associated: us60006r9u. The temblor was detected at 23:39:58 / 11:39 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 08/12/19 / 2019-12-08 04:39:58 / December 8, 2019 @ 4:39 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 150.41 km (93 miles).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sabana de Torres, Belén, El Playón. Epicenter of the earthquake was 45 km (28 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from San Gil (c. 33 600 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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 9 km NE of Aratoca, Colombia.
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