A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Jordán in Colombia on Saturday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/08/20 / 2020-08-15 17:34:12 / August 15, 2020 @ 5:34 pm. The temblor was picked up at 17:34:12 / 5:34 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 155.66 km (97 miles). Exact location of event, depth 155.66 km, -73.0629° West, 6.7766° North. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000bhr5. Id of event: us6000bhr5. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Barrancabermeja, Belén, Toledo (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 39 km (24 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Barrancabermeja (c. 191 400 pop), 35 km (21 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 6 km NE of Jordán, Colombia.
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