A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Floridablanca in Colombia on Thursday. Unique identifier: us700097ct. Ids that are associated to the event: us700097ct. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 157.4 km (98 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -73.0186° West, 7.0586° North, depth 157.4 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/04/20 / 2020-04-30 06:47:37 / April 30, 2020 @ 6:47 am. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:47:37 / 1:47 am (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Barrancabermeja, Soatá, San Alberto (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 13 km (8 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 7 km (5 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Barrancabermeja (c. 191 400 pop), 17 km (10 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 9 km (5 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 7 km E of Floridablanca, Colombia.
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