A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Piedecuesta in Colombia on Sunday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 137.72 km (86 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us100098br. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100098br. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/07/17 / 2017-07-09 05:56:30 / July 9, 2017 @ 5:56 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:56:30 / 12:56 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 137.72 km, -73.0805° West, 6.9037° North.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chinácota, Yondó, Barrancabermeja. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 25 km (16 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Barrancabermeja (c. 191 400 pop), 21 km (13 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).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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 SSW of Piedecuesta, Colombia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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