A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from San Andres in Colombia. The temblor was reported at 11:46:49 / 11:46 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -72.9482° West, latitude 6.8093° North, depth = 148.46 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/08/19 / 2019-08-04 16:46:49 / August 4, 2019 @ 4:46 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 148.46 km (92 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us600050kq. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us600050kq. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Belén, Sabana de Torres, El Playón (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 40 km (25 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from San Gil (c. 33 600 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Málaga (c. 18 700 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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