A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Lejanias in Colombia on Thursday. Id of earthquake: us70006rer. Event ids that are associated: us70006rer. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/12/19 / 2019-12-27 03:20:39 / December 27, 2019 @ 3:20 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -73.9805° West, latitude 3.4555° North, depth = 10 km. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:20:39 / 10:20 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Villavicencio, Puerto Lleras, Acacías (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 86 km (53 miles) from Villavicencio (c. 321 700 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Acacías (c. 40 600 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Granada (c. 32 400 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from San Martín (c. 16 300 pop), 9 km (6 miles) from Lejanías (c. 5 200 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Puerto Lleras (c. 5 100 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Guamal (c. 5 000 pop).
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 ten, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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