A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Aratoca in Colombia. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 162.01 km (101 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:57:09 / 12:57 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/01/20 / 2020-01-14 17:57:09 / January 14, 2020 @ 5:57 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us70006zqu. Unique identifier: us70006zqu. Exact location of event, depth 162.01 km, -73.062° West, 6.8234° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 34 km (21 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Barrancabermeja (c. 191 400 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from San Gil (c. 33 600 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chinácota, Yondó, Belén (min 5000 pop).
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-five 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 15 km NNW of Aratoca, Colombia.
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