A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, northern Colombia kilometers (0 miles) from northern Colombia. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/02/21 / 2021-02-05 07:53:34 / February 5, 2021 @ 7:53 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dem5. Id of event: us6000dem5. Exact location, longitude -73.0564° West, latitude 6.827° North, depth = 152.92 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 152.92 km (95 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 07:53:34 / 7:53 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yondó, Belén, Barrancabermeja (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 34 km (21 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Barrancabermeja (c. 191 400 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from San Gil (c. 33 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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