A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Molagavita in Colombia. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:51:32 / 3:51 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000iykc. Id of event: us2000iykc. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/12/18 / 2018-12-28 08:51:32 / December 28, 2018 @ 8:51 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 156.65 km (97 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -72.8787° West, latitude 6.6674° North, depth = 156.65 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was El Playón, Duitama, Santa Rosa de Viterbo (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 57 km (36 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Duitama (c. 92 000 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from San Gil (c. 33 600 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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 7 km W of Molagavita, Colombia.
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