A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Villapinzon in Colombia. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us600089jg. Event ids that are associated: us600089jg. The temblor was detected at 19:49:48 / 7:49 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -73.5712 West, latitude 5.183 North, depth = 155.06 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 155.06 km (96 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 27/02/20 / 2020-02-27 00:49:48 / February 27, 2020 @ 12:49 am UTC/GMT.
Event epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Bogotá (c. 7 674 400 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Tunja (c. 117 500 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Zipaquirá (c. 91 200 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Chía (c. 64 600 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Funza (c. 54 400 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Madrid (c. 50 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Madrid, Mosquera, Funza (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop).
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 two and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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