A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Villavicencio in Colombia on Friday. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:34:38 / 2:34 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/08/20 / 2020-08-14 02:34:38 / August 14, 2020 @ 2:34 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location, longitude -73.6953° West, latitude 4.1669° North, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: us6000beig. Event ids that are associated: us6000beig.
Close country/countries, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 65 km (41 miles) from Bogotá (c. 7 674 400 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from Villavicencio (c. 321 700 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Soacha (c. 313 900 pop), 76 km (48 miles) from Fusagasuga (c. 88 800 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Chía (c. 64 600 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Funza (c. 54 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tocancipá, Cajicá, Madrid (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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