A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Piedecuesta in Colombia. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 152.25 km (95 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000d3pp. Id of event: us7000d3pp. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/01/21 / 2021-01-18 17:15:23 / January 18, 2021 @ 5:15 pm. The temblor was detected at 17:15:23 / 5:15 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -73.0903 West, latitude 6.8778 North, depth = 152.25 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop). Event epicenter was 28 km (17 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Barrancabermeja (c. 191 400 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Yondó, Barrancabermeja, Toledo.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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