A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Cepitá in Colombia. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 148.35 km (92 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 05/10/20 / 2020-10-05 06:54:22 / October 5, 2020 @ 6:54 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -73.0339° West, latitude 6.8449° North, depth = 148.35 km. Event id: us6000c71t. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c71t. The temblor was picked up at 06:54:22 / 6:54 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Toledo, Sabana de Torres, Pamplona. Earthquake epicenter was 33 km (20 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from San Gil (c. 33 600 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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 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: 11 km NNW of Cepitá, Colombia.
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