Moderate magnitude 4.4 earthquake 14 km southwest of Bucaramanga, Colombia
Sat, 14 May 2022, 13:3413:34 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
An intermediate magnitude 4.4 earthquake was reported in the morning near Bucaramanga, Santander, Colombia.
4.4 quake 14 May 8:10 am (GMT -5)
According to the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), the quake hit on Saturday, May 14th, 2022, at 8:10 am local time at an intermediate depth of 135 km. The strength of the earthquake may have been tempered by its relative great depth below the surface, which makes it feel weaker in absolute terms. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the citizen-seismograph network of RaspberryShake which listed the quake at magnitude 4.4 as well. A third agency, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), reported the same quake at magnitude 4.4.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Giron (pop. 108,500) located 6 km from the epicenter, Lebrija (pop. 8,900) 7 km away, Bucaramanga (pop. 571,800) 14 km away, Floridablanca (pop. 252,300) 15 km away, Piedecuesta (pop. 86,400) 20 km away, San Gil (pop. 33,600) 55 km away, Socorro (pop. 17,800) 65 km away, Malaga (pop. 18,700) 67 km away, and Barrancabermeja (pop. 191,400) 70 km away.
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Date & time: May 14, 2022 8:10 am (GMT -5) local time (14 May 2022 13:10 GMT)
Depth: 135.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.05°N / 73.22°W (Giron, Santander, Colombia)
Primary data source: GFZ
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