A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Aratoca in Colombia. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 161.04 km (100 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/03/20 / 2020-03-30 21:32:15 / March 30, 2020 @ 9:32 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us70008mnx. Unique identifier: us70008mnx. Exact location of event, longitude -72.9452 West, latitude 6.737 North, depth = 161.04 km. The temblor was picked up at 16:32:15 / 4:32 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 47 km (29 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from San Gil (c. 33 600 pop). Nearby country/countries, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was El Playón, Belén, Toledo (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 9 km ENE of Aratoca, Colombia.
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