A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Piedecuesta in Colombia on Tuesday. Unique identifier: us7000ddy0. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000ddy0. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 140.54 km (87 miles). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:27:39 / 2:27 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 23/02/21 / 2021-02-23 14:27:39 / February 23, 2021 @ 2:27 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 140.54 km, -73.133° West, 6.9172° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop). Event epicenter was 23 km (14 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Barrancabermeja (c. 191 400 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 12 km (8 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Yondó, Toledo, Soatá (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 12 km SW of Piedecuesta, Colombia.
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