A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Aratoca in Colombia on Saturday. Id of earthquake: us70009ic3. Event ids that are associated: us70009ic3. The temblor was reported at 14:36:30 / 2:36 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -72.931 West, latitude 6.6895 North, depth = 164.06 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 164.06 km (102 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/05/20 / 2020-05-16 19:36:30 / May 16, 2020 @ 7:36 pm.
The epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from San Gil (c. 33 600 pop). Close country/countries, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was El Playón, Santa Rosa de Viterbo, Toledo.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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