A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from San Cayetano in Colombia. The temblor was reported at 01:07:29 / 1:07 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 190.36 km (118 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/12/20 / 2020-12-12 01:07:29 / December 12, 2020 @ 1:07 am. Exact location of earthquake, -72.6649° West, 7.8971° North, depth 190.36 km. Event id: us7000cqgi. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000cqgi.
The epicenter was 17 km (11 miles) from Cúcuta (c. 721 400 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from San Cristóbal (c. 246 600 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Ocaña (c. 83 500 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Villa del Rosario (c. 65 000 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Los Patios (c. 58 700 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Rubio (c. 51 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was González, San Martín, Río de Oro (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop), Venezuela (c. 27 223 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 4 km WNW of San Cayetano, Colombia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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