A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Piedecuesta in Colombia. Exact location of event, longitude -73.0401 West, latitude 6.8452 North, depth = 137.87 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/07/15 / 2015-07-01 05:55:25 / July 1, 2015 @ 5:55 am. The temblor was detected at 00:55:25 / 12:55 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 137.87 km (86 miles). Unique identifier: us10002mr1. Ids that are associated to the event: us10002mr1. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the event was 32 km (20 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Barrancabermeja (c. 191 400 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from San Gil (c. 33 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yondó, Chinácota, Belén (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 15 km S of Piedecuesta, Colombia.
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