A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Cepitá in Colombia on Wednesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/03/21 / 2021-03-03 06:45:17 / March 3, 2021 @ 6:45 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000df2q. Unique identifier: us7000df2q. Exact location of earthquake, -73.0107° West, 6.8633° North, depth 147.39 km. 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 147.39 km (92 miles). The temblor was reported at 06:45:17 / 6:45 am (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 32 km (20 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Barrancabermeja (c. 191 400 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from San Gil (c. 33 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Belén, Barrancabermeja, Chinácota (min 5000 pop).
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 three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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