A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Piedecuesta in Colombia. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 156.06 km (97 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -73.0943 West, latitude 6.8703 North, depth = 156.06 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/07/20 / 2020-07-12 13:36:56 / July 12, 2020 @ 1:36 pm. Unique identifier: us7000aqeq. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000aqeq. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:36:56 / 1:36 pm (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 29 km (18 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Barrancabermeja (c. 191 400 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yondó, Barrancabermeja, Toledo. Nearby 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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