A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Piedecuesta in Colombia on Monday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/02/21 / 2021-02-22 07:29:57 / February 22, 2021 @ 7:29 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 145.94 km (91 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:29:57 / 7:29 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dk12. Id of event: us6000dk12. Exact location, longitude -73.1454° West, latitude 6.9118° North, depth = 145.94 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Puerto Wilches, Toledo, Yondó (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 24 km (15 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Barrancabermeja (c. 191 400 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 14 km (8 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop), 40 km (25 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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