A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Mesetas in Colombia. The temblor was reported at 15:55:40 / 3:55 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/02/21 / 2021-02-19 15:55:40 / February 19, 2021 @ 3:55 pm. Unique identifier: us6000dkrn. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000dkrn. Exact location, longitude -74.3272° West, latitude 3.4642° North, depth = 10 km.
The epicenter was 86 km (53 miles) from Acacías (c. 40 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Granada (c. 32 400 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Melgar (c. 26 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from San Martín (c. 16 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Natagaima (c. 11 200 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Purificación (c. 10 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Saldaña, Arbeláez, Melgar (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 three 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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