A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Piedecuesta in Colombia on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 22:49:54 / 10:49 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 141.28 km (88 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us70004kbz. Unique identifier: us70004kbz. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -73.1083 West, latitude 6.8396 North, depth = 141.28 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/07/19 / 2019-07-15 03:49:54 / July 15, 2019 @ 3:49 am.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yondó, Toledo, Barrancabermeja (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 32 km (20 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Barrancabermeja (c. 191 400 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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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