A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Aratoca in Colombia. Exact location of event, depth 158.1 km, -73.0089° West, 6.8183° North. Event id: us70007u4y. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007u4y. The epicenter was at a depth of 158.1 km (98 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/02/20 / 2020-02-21 12:35:45 / February 21, 2020 @ 12:35 pm. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:35:45 / 7:35 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 36 km (23 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Barrancabermeja (c. 191 400 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 19 km (12 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). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Barrancabermeja, Belén, Sabana de Torres (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-eight 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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