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Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 55 km southwest of Buenaventura, Colombia, on Monday, Dec 28, 2020 at 4:47 pm (GMT -5)

Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 55 km southwest of Buenaventura, Colombia, on Monday, Dec 28, 2020 at 4:47 pm (GMT -5) Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 55 km southwest of Buenaventura, Colombia, on Monday, Dec 28, 2020 at 4:47 pm (GMT -5)

Moderate magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 32 km depth

28 Dec 22:07 UTC: First to report: INETER after 19 minutes.
Update Mon, 28 Dec 2020, 22:12
Light magnitude 4.6 earthquake 55 km southwest of Buenaventura, Colombia
4.6 quake 28 Dec 4:47 pm (GMT -5)
4.6 quake 28 Dec 4:47 pm (GMT -5)
Just 25 minutes ago, a 4.6-magnitude earthquake struck near Buenaventura, Departamento del Valle del Cauca, Colombia. The tremor was recorded in the afternoon on Monday 28 December 2020 at 4:47 pm local time, at a moderately shallow depth of 32 km below the surface.
The event was filed by the Nicaraguan Institute of Territorial Studies (INETER), the first seismological agency to report it.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Buenaventura (pop. 24,800) located 43 km from the epicenter, and Buenaventura (pop. 240,400) 55 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Timbiqui (pop. 6,300) located 91 km from the epicenter, Santiago de Cali (pop. 2,392,900) 97 km away, Jamundi (pop. 44,800) 100 km away, Yumbo (pop. 71,400) 100 km away, and Puerto Tejada (pop. 53,700) 113 km away.
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Earthquake data

Date & time: Dec 28, 2020 21:47:36 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Monday, Dec 28, 2020 at 4:47 pm (GMT -5)
Magnitude: 4.6
Depth: 32.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.537°N / 77.388°W (North Pacific Ocean, Colombia)
Antipode: 3.537°S / 102.612°E
Nearest volcano: Nevado del Huila (165 km / 103 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
43 km (27 mi) W of Buenaventura (pop: 24,800) --> See nearby quakes!
55 km (34 mi) SW of Buenaventura (pop: 240,400) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (56 mi) NNE of Santa Barbara (Timbiquí) (pop: 6,270) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) W of Santiago de Cali (pop: 2,392,900) --> See nearby quakes!
100 km (62 mi) WNW of Jamundi (pop: 44,800) --> See nearby quakes!
100 km (62 mi) W of Yumbo (pop: 71,400) --> See nearby quakes!
120 km (75 mi) W of Palmira (pop: 248,000) --> See nearby quakes!
128 km (79 mi) WSW of Guadalajara de Buga (pop: 118,000) --> See nearby quakes!
149 km (93 mi) NW of Popayan (pop: 258,700) --> See nearby quakes!
386 km (240 mi) WSW of Bogota (pop: 7,674,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 24.4°C (76 F), humidity: 87%, wind: 3 m/s (5 kts) from S
Primary data source: INETER
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
4.632 km362 Km Al Suroeste De Medellin, ColombiaINETER
4.484 kmNear West Coast of ColombiaGFZ
4.581 km37 Km WSW of Buenaventura, ColombiaUSGS

User reports for this quake (3)

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Santiago de Cali, Cali, Valle del Cauca (95.5 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Itagui, Antioquia (354.9 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Estaba en facebook cuando senti una vivraciones por unos segundos (reported through our app)  
Medellin (365.2 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : El agua de mi pecera empezo a moverse y producir ondas  
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