A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Piedecuesta in Colombia on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 150.37 km (93 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/05/16 / 2016-05-15 13:35:32 / May 15, 2016 @ 1:35 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us10005ix9. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005ix9. Exact location of earthquake, -73.1265° West, 6.9476° North, depth 150.37 km. The temblor was picked up at 08:35:32 / 8:35 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Yondó, Soatá, Toledo. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 20 km (12 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Barrancabermeja (c. 191 400 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 10 km (6 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 9 km WSW of Piedecuesta, Colombia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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