A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Aratoca in Colombia. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 161.54 km (100 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/02/20 / 2020-02-28 04:48:30 / February 28, 2020 @ 4:48 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us600085uj. Unique identifier: us600085uj. Exact location of earthquake, -72.9994° West, 6.7103° North, depth 161.54 km. The temblor was reported at 23:48:30 / 11:48 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from San Gil (c. 33 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Rosa de Viterbo, Toledo, El Playón (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 six and in the last 365 days fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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