A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Matanza in Colombia on Sunday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20006usr. Id of event: us20006usr. The temblor was reported at 07:23:31 / 7:23 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -73.1° West, 7.27° North, depth 5 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/08/16 / 2016-08-28 12:23:31 / August 28, 2016 @ 12:23 pm.
Earthquake epicenter was 16 km (10 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Barrancabermeja (c. 191 400 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Puerto Wilches, Barrancabermeja, San Gil. Close country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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: 11 km WSW of Matanza, Colombia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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