A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Cepitá in Colombia. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:26:04 / 7:26 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -73.0278° West, latitude 6.8125° North, depth = 163.37 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/07/20 / 2020-07-19 19:26:04 / July 19, 2020 @ 7:26 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 163.37 km (102 miles). Event id: us7000arb0. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000arb0.
Epicenter of the event was 36 km (23 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Barrancabermeja (c. 191 400 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from San Gil (c. 33 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Barrancabermeja, Belén, Sabana de Torres (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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