A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Piedecuesta in Colombia on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 148.9 km (93 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/01/16 / 2016-01-01 05:28:57 / January 1, 2016 @ 5:28 am. Exact location of event, longitude -73.073 West, latitude 6.8679 North, depth = 148.9 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004apg. Id of event: us10004apg. The temblor was reported at 00:28:57 / 12:28 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Barrancabermeja, Toledo, Sabana de Torres (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 29 km (18 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 22 km (13 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Barrancabermeja (c. 191 400 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 14 km (8 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop). Nearby country/countries, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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