A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Pizarro in Colombia. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000cp26. Unique identifier: us7000cp26. Exact location of earthquake, -77.4206° West, 4.7399° North, depth 35 km. The temblor was picked up at 03:22:00 / 3:22 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/12/20 / 2020-12-08 03:22:00 / December 8, 2020 @ 3:22 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Event epicenter was 105 km (65 miles) from Buenaventura (c. 240 400 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Istmina (c. 13 800 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Condoto (c. 9 900 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Pizarro (c. 6 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Buenaventura, Istmina, Condoto (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 24 km SSW of Pizarro, Colombia.
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