A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Piedecuesta in Colombia. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 13/05/16 / 2016-05-13 13:25:24 / May 13, 2016 @ 1:25 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us10005iv2. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005iv2. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 146.5 km (91 miles). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:25:24 / 8:25 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -73.0666° West, 6.9191° North, depth 146.5 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Chinácota, Barrancabermeja, Soatá (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 24 km (15 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Barrancabermeja (c. 191 400 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 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-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 7 km SSW of Piedecuesta, Colombia.
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