A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Piedecuesta in Colombia. Exact location of event, longitude -73.0258 West, latitude 6.8864 North, depth = 148.65 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 148.65 km (92 miles). 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: 22/09/16 / 2016-09-22 10:42:18 / September 22, 2016 @ 10:42 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006rl0. Id of event: us10006rl0. The temblor was detected at 05:42:18 / 5:42 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 29 km (18 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Barrancabermeja (c. 191 400 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 12 km (7 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from San Gil (c. 33 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Belén, Yondó, Barrancabermeja (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 four and in the last 365 days fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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