A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Silos in Colombia. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/04/17 / 2017-04-12 11:28:03 / April 12, 2017 @ 11:28 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 165.07 km (103 miles). Exact location, longitude -72.8972° West, latitude 7.1741° North, depth = 165.07 km. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:28:03 / 6:28 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us10008gwg. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008gwg.
Earthquake epicenter was 91 km (56 miles) from Cúcuta (c. 721 400 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from San Cristóbal (c. 246 600 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Villa del Rosario (c. 65 000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop), Venezuela (c. 27 223 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Cristóbal, Soatá, Cúcuta (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.
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