A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Aratoca in Colombia on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us70008mt2. Event ids that are associated: us70008mt2. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 162.39 km (101 miles). The temblor was reported at 09:16:28 / 9:16 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -72.9791 West, latitude 6.6873 North, depth = 162.39 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 31/03/20 / 2020-03-31 14:16:28 / March 31, 2020 @ 2:16 pm.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was El Playón, Santa Rosa de Viterbo, Toledo. Earthquake epicenter was 51 km (32 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from San Gil (c. 33 600 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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