A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Aratoca in Colombia. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006x1b. Id of event: us70006x1b. The temblor was reported at 10:45:23 / 10:45 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -73.0086 West, latitude 6.7991 North, depth = 153.68 km. Global time and date of event 21/12/19 / 2019-12-21 15:45:23 / December 21, 2019 @ 3:45 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 153.68 km (95 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Belén, Sabana de Torres, Toledo (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 38 km (24 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from San Gil (c. 33 600 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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