A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was reported 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Guapi in Colombia on Sunday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/08/19 / 2019-08-25 20:30:20 / August 25, 2019 @ 8:30 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us7000582j. Unique identifier: us7000582j. Exact location of earthquake, -78.0793° West, 2.7435° North, depth 69.49 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 69.49 km (43 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 15:30:20 / 3:30 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Francisco Pizarro, Timbiquí, El Charco (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 30 km (19 miles) from El Charco (c. 28 700 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Guapi (c. 13 900 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Timbiquí (c. 6 300 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Francisco Pizarro (c. 6 100 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 28 km NW of Guapi, Colombia.
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