A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Piedecuesta in Colombia on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 23:42:13 / 11:42 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/05/20 / 2020-05-06 04:42:13 / May 6, 2020 @ 4:42 am. Exact location of event, longitude -73.0651 West, latitude 6.8426 North, depth = 150.7 km. Event id: us70009fec. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009fec. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 150.7 km (94 miles).
The epicenter was 32 km (20 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from San Gil (c. 33 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Toledo, Sabana de Torres, Pamplona (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 16 km S of Piedecuesta, Colombia.
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