A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Piedecuesta in Colombia. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:19:53 / 11:19 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -73.1113 West, latitude 6.885 North, depth = 147.53 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000cqfa. Unique identifier: us6000cqfa. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/11/20 / 2020-11-16 23:19:53 / November 16, 2020 @ 11:19 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 147.53 km (92 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chinácota, Yondó, Barrancabermeja (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 27 km (17 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Barrancabermeja (c. 191 400 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from San Gil (c. 33 600 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-six 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. 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: 13 km SSW of Piedecuesta, Colombia.
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