A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Zarzal in Colombia. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:47:51 / 8:47 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 05/01/20 / 2020-01-05 13:47:51 / January 5, 2020 @ 1:47 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 154.34 km (96 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 154.34 km, -76.1039° West, 4.3433° North. Event id: us600079ay. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us600079ay.
Nearby country/countries, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Pereira (c. 440 100 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Armenia (c. 315 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Palmira (c. 248 000 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Dos Quebradas (c. 179 600 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Tuluá (c. 165 500 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Cartago (c. 134 800 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Palestina, Palmira, Chinchiná.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 6 km SSW of Zarzal, Colombia.
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