A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Piedecuesta in Colombia on Tuesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 153.61 km (95 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/05/20 / 2020-05-05 16:28:11 / May 5, 2020 @ 4:28 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -73.0526° West, 6.8361° North, depth 153.61 km. Id of earthquake: us70009ese. Event ids that are associated: us70009ese. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 11:28:11 / 11:28 am (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 33 km (21 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Barrancabermeja (c. 191 400 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 17 km (10 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from San Gil (c. 33 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Chinácota, Yondó, Belén.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 three, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 16 km S of Piedecuesta, Colombia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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