A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 8 kilometers (5 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). The temblor was detected at 07:40:45 / 7:40 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -73.0082 West, latitude 6.7669 North, depth = 166.43 km. Global time and date of event 07/04/20 / 2020-04-07 12:40:45 / April 7, 2020 @ 12:40 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 166.43 km (103 miles). Event id: us70008wmh. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70008wmh.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sabana de Torres, Belén, Toledo. Epicenter of the earthquake was 42 km (26 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from San Gil (c. 33 600 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 8 km N of Aratoca, Colombia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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