A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Aratoca in Colombia on Thursday. Exact location, longitude -72.953° West, latitude 6.7376° North, depth = 171.44 km. Id of earthquake: us60008ask. Event ids that are associated: us60008ask. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 21:38:57 / 9:38 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 171.44 km (107 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/03/20 / 2020-03-06 02:38:57 / March 6, 2020 @ 2:38 am.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop). The epicenter was 47 km (29 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from San Gil (c. 33 600 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Málaga (c. 18 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Rosa de Viterbo, Sabana de Torres, El Playón (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 8 km ENE of Aratoca, Colombia.
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