A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from San Alberto in Colombia. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 124.09 km (77 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -73.348° West, 7.6836° North, depth 124.09 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 14/10/15 / 2015-10-14 07:47:19 / October 14, 2015 @ 7:47 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us10003niy. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003niy. The temblor was detected at 02:47:19 / 2:47 am (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 95 km (59 miles) from Cúcuta (c. 721 400 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Barrancabermeja (c. 191 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Ocaña (c. 83 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rubio, Arenal, Toledo (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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: 9 km SSE of San Alberto, Colombia.
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