A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Cubará in Colombia. Exact location of event, depth 20.96 km, -72.0935° West, 7.1192° North. The temblor was detected at 19:23:38 / 7:23 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/01/21 / 2021-01-29 19:23:38 / January 29, 2021 @ 7:23 pm. Event id: us6000dd2a. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dd2a. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 20.96 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop), Venezuela (c. 27 223 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 97 km (61 miles) from Cúcuta (c. 721 400 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from San Cristóbal (c. 246 600 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Villa del Rosario (c. 65 000 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Los Patios (c. 58 700 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Rubio (c. 51 600 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from San Antonio del Táchira (c. 32 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cúcuta, Los Patios, Villa del Rosario.
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 two and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 12 km N of Cubará, Colombia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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