A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Piedecuesta in Colombia. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 144.25 km (90 miles). Exact location, longitude -72.9998° West, latitude 6.865° North, depth = 144.25 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/05/17 / 2017-05-07 02:10:07 / May 7, 2017 @ 2:10 am. The temblor was detected at 21:10:07 / 9:10 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008q7n. Id of event: us10008q7n.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Chinácota, Sabana de Torres, Toledo (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 32 km (20 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from San Gil (c. 33 600 pop). Close country/countries, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, 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. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 14 km SSE of Piedecuesta, Colombia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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