A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Girón in Colombia. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:39:13 / 3:39 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us7000c71b. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000c71b. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 142.47 km (89 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -73.1719 West, latitude 6.9731 North, depth = 142.47 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/10/20 / 2020-10-22 15:39:13 / October 22, 2020 @ 3:39 pm.
Nearby country/countries, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Chinácota, San Alberto, Puerto Wilches. Event epicenter was 18 km (11 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Barrancabermeja (c. 191 400 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 14 km (8 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-four 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 10 km S of Girón, Colombia.
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