A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Piedecuesta in Colombia on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70008qd0. Id of event: us70008qd0. Exact location, longitude -72.9804° West, latitude 6.8873° North, depth = 151.53 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:29:53 / 10:29 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/04/20 / 2020-04-07 03:29:53 / April 7, 2020 @ 3:29 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 151.53 km (94 miles).
The epicenter was 31 km (19 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 14 km (8 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from San Gil (c. 33 600 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Málaga (c. 18 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chinácota, Sabana de Torres, Toledo (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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