A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Piedecuesta in Colombia. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/02/16 / 2016-02-17 15:27:40 / February 17, 2016 @ 3:27 pm. Event id: us10004qn4. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004qn4. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:27:40 / 10:27 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -73.009° West, latitude 6.8442° North, depth = 148.69 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 148.69 km (92 miles).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sabana de Torres, Toledo, El Playón (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 34 km (21 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 17 km (10 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from San Gil (c. 33 600 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 16 km SSE of Piedecuesta, Colombia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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