A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Aratoca in Colombia. Exact location of earthquake, -72.954° West, 6.7759° North, depth 163.78 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000a01z. Id of event: us6000a01z. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 163.78 km (102 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/05/20 / 2020-05-19 15:04:29 / May 19, 2020 @ 3:04 pm. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:04:29 / 10:04 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sabana de Torres, Belén, El Playón (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 43 km (27 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop), 31 km (20 miles) from San Gil (c. 33 600 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fourty-nine 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: 11 km NE of Aratoca, Colombia.
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