A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Lejanias in Colombia on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/12/19 / 2019-12-25 02:11:23 / December 25, 2019 @ 2:11 am. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:11:23 / 9:11 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006qsp. Id of event: us70006qsp. Exact location, longitude -73.9555° West, latitude 3.452° North, depth = 10 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cáqueza, Cumaral, Arbeláez (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Villavicencio (c. 321 700 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Acacías (c. 40 600 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from Granada (c. 32 400 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from San Martín (c. 16 300 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Cumaral (c. 11 300 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Cáqueza (c. 8 000 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Restrepo (c. 7 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 10 km SE of Lejanias, Colombia.
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