A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Aratoca in Colombia. 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 159.86 km (99 miles). Unique identifier: us60007jud. Ids that are associated to the event: us60007jud. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/01/20 / 2020-01-30 06:33:44 / January 30, 2020 @ 6:33 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -72.9836 West, latitude 6.8025 North, depth = 159.86 km. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:33:44 / 1:33 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Belén, Sabana de Torres, Toledo. Earthquake epicenter was 39 km (24 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from San Gil (c. 33 600 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Málaga (c. 18 700 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 three and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 12 km NNE of Aratoca, Colombia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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