A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Cepitá in Colombia on Wednesday. The epicenter was at a depth of 151.58 km (94 miles). Exact location, longitude -73.0296° West, latitude 6.8238° North, depth = 151.58 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us7000crpn. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000crpn. Global time and date of event 16/12/20 / 2020-12-16 23:32:30 / December 16, 2020 @ 11:32 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:32:30 / 11:32 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yondó, Chinácota, Barrancabermeja. Close country/countries, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 35 km (22 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Barrancabermeja (c. 191 400 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from San Gil (c. 33 600 pop).
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 two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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