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Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - 5.7 km south of Piedecuesta, Santander, Colombia, on Saturday, Aug 13, 2022 at 8:02 am (GMT -5) -

Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - 5.7 km south of Piedecuesta, Santander, Colombia, on Saturday, Aug 13, 2022 at 8:02 am (GMT -5) Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - 5.7 km south of Piedecuesta, Santander, Colombia, on Saturday, Aug 13, 2022 at 8:02 am (GMT -5)

Light magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 148 km depth

13 Aug 13:05 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 4 minutes.
13 Aug 13:08: Now using data updates from RaspberryShake
13 Aug 13:16: Magnitude recalculated from 4.3 to 4.6. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 149.9 to 158.0 km (from 93 to 98 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 17 km (10.7 mi) towards E.
13 Aug 14:36: Now using data updates from USGS
Update Sat, 13 Aug 2022, 13:12

Moderate 4.3 quake hits near Bucaramanga, Santander, Colombia

4.3 quake 13 Aug 8:02 am (GMT -5)
4.3 quake 13 Aug 8:02 am (GMT -5)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.3 occurred only 10 minutes ago 31 km south of Bucaramanga, Colombia, the citizen-seismograph network of RaspberryShake reported.
The quake hit at an intermediate depth of 149.9 km beneath the epicenter near Bucaramanga, Santander, Colombia, in the morning on Saturday, August 13th, 2022, at 8:02 am local time. 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.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Jordan (pop. 110) located 13 km from the epicenter, Piedecuesta (pop. 86,400) 15 km away, Zapatoca (pop. 6,100) 22 km away, Floridablanca (pop. 252,300) 24 km away, Giron (pop. 108,500) 26 km away, and Bucaramanga (pop. 571,800) 31 km away. In San Gil (pop. 33,600, 33 km away), Malaga (pop. 18,700, 41 km away), and Socorro (pop. 17,800, 47 km away), the quake was probably not felt.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you're in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.

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Earthquake details

Date & timeAug 13, 2022 13:02:01 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSaturday, Aug 13, 2022 at 8:02 am (GMT -5)
Depth148.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude6.937°N / 73.0504°W (Piedecuesta, Santander, Colombia)
Antipode6.937°S / 106.95°E
Shaking intensityWeak shaking
Felt5 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearby towns and cities6 km (4 mi) S of Piedecuesta (pop: 86,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
14 km (9 mi) SSE of Floridablanca (pop: 252,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
20 km (12 mi) SE of Giron (pop: 108,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
22 km (14 mi) SSE of Bucaramanga (pop: 571,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
43 km (27 mi) NNE of San Gil (pop: 33,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
44 km (27 mi) NW of Malaga (Málaga) (pop: 18,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
90 km (56 mi) E of Barrancabermeja (pop: 191,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
283 km (176 mi) NNE of Bogota (Bogotá D.C.) (pop: 7,674,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released5 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.
4.6148 km5 Km S of Piedecuesta, ColombiaUSGS
4.6158 kmNorthern ColombiaGFZ
4.6148 kmNorthern ColombiaRaspberryShake


Seismic station: Santo Domingo, Venezuela (SDV/IU network) | Distance from quake: 343 km / 213 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Santo Domingo, Venezuela: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (5)

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Piedecuesta, Santander (3.9 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / both vertical and horizontal swinging : En la cama leyendo  
near Cachira, Norte de Santander (80 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 5-10 s
Sogamoso (139.5 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 2-5 s : Se movió mi cama y se movían los líquidos que tenía en una mesa  
Duitama colombia (124.9 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : En el patio del sexto piso se sintio que todas las cosas colgantes se movieron  
facatativa / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s

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