A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Mesetas in Colombia. Global time and date of event 26/12/19 / 2019-12-26 03:48:30 / December 26, 2019 @ 3:48 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -74.0126 West, latitude 3.398 North, depth = 10 km. 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: us70006r41. Unique identifier: us70006r41. The temblor was reported at 22:48:30 / 10:48 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop). The epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Villavicencio (c. 321 700 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Acacías (c. 40 600 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Granada (c. 32 400 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from San Martín (c. 16 300 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Lejanías (c. 5 200 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Puerto Lleras (c. 5 100 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Guamal (c. 5 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Villavicencio, Puerto Lleras, Acacías (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. 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: 3 km ENE of Mesetas, Colombia.
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