A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Aratoca in Colombia. Event id: us70007q7d. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007q7d. The temblor was reported at 21:41:12 / 9:41 pm (local time epicenter). 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 159.06 km (99 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/02/20 / 2020-02-09 02:41:12 / February 9, 2020 @ 2:41 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -72.9756 West, latitude 6.7743 North, depth = 159.06 km.
Event epicenter was 42 km (26 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from San Gil (c. 33 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sabana de Torres, Belén, El Playón. Country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-seven 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. 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: 10 km NNE of Aratoca, Colombia.
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