A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Piedecuesta in Colombia on Friday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005g2g. Id of event: us20005g2g. Exact location of event, longitude -73.0895 West, latitude 6.9231 North, depth = 155.6 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/04/16 / 2016-04-01 14:02:44 / April 1, 2016 @ 2:02 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 155.6 km (97 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:02:44 / 9:02 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Chinácota, Yondó, Barrancabermeja. The epicenter was 23 km (14 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 15 km (10 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Barrancabermeja (c. 191 400 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 8 km SSW of Piedecuesta, Colombia.
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