Information about the earthquake: mag of light. 4.9 earthquake – Aratoca, 49 km south of Bucaramanga, Santander, Colombia, on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 2:37 p.m. (GMT -5)
Magnitude 4.9 earthquake at a depth of 159 km
5 October 19:42 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 4 minutes.
5 October 19:47: Now using data updates from GFZ
Updated Tue Oct 5, 2021, 19:51
A moderate 4.9 magnitude earthquake has just been reported 49 km southeast of Bucaramanga, Colombia
4.9 earthquake on October 5, 2:37 p.m. (GMT -5)
The earthquake struck at an intermediate to considerable depth of 159 km below the epicenter near Bucaramanga, Santander, Colombia, in the early afternoon on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at 2:37 p.m. local time. The exact magnitude, epicenter and depth of the quake could be revised in the coming hours or minutes, as seismologists review the data and refine their calculations, or when other agencies release their report.
A second report was then released by the Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC), which classified it as a 5.1 magnitude earthquake.
Cities near the epicenter where the earthquake could have been felt as very weak tremors include Aratoca (2,100 inhabitants) located 1 km from the epicenter, San Gil (33,600 inhabitants) 20 km, Malaga (18,700 inhabitants) 32 km to 32 km, Piedecuesta (86,400 inhabitants) 32 km, Socorro (17,800 inhabitants) 37 km, Floridablanca (252,300 inhabitants) 41 km, Giron (108,500 inhabitants) 44 km and Bucaramanga (571,800 inhabitants) 49 km.
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Date and hour : October 5, 2021 19:37:48 UTC –
Local time at epicenter: Tuesday, October 5, 2021 2:37 p.m. (GMT -5)
Depth: 159.0 km
Latitude / longitude of epicenter: 6.7 ° N / 73.02 ° W↗ (Aratoca, Santander, Colombia)
Antipode: 6.7 ° S / 106.98 ° E↗
Nearest volcano: San Diego (242 km / 150 mi)
Nearby towns and villages:
1 km (0 mi) NNW of Aratoca (pop: 2,100) -> See nearby earthquakes!
20 km (13 mi) northeast of Saint-Gil (pop: 33,600) -> Observe the earthquakes nearby!
32 km (20 mi) west of Malaga (Malaga) (pop: 18,700) -> Observe the earthquakes nearby!
32 km (20 mi) south of Piedecuesta (pop: 86,400) -> Observe the earthquakes nearby!
37 km (23 mi) northeast of Socorro (pop: 17,800) -> Observe the earthquakes nearby!
41 km (25 mi) south of Floridablanca (pop: 252,300) -> See nearby earthquakes!
44 km (27 mi) to SSE of Tread (pop: 108,500) -> Observe the earthquakes nearby!
49 km (30 mi) to SSE of Bucaramanga (pop: 571,800) -> See nearby earthquakes!
144 km (90 mi) SSO of Cucuta (north of Santander) (pop: 721,400) -> See earthquakes nearby!
162 mi (261 km) NNE of Bogota (Bogota DC) (pop: 7,674,400) -> Observe the earthquakes nearby!
Clouds covered 18.6 ° C (66 F), humidity: 75%, wind: 2 m / s (5 kts) from NW
Main data source: GFZ (German Research Center for Geosciences)
Estimated energy released: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tonnes of TNT) Find out more
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
Info: The more agencies report the same earthquake and publish similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It normally takes up to a few hours for the seismic parameters to be calculated with near optimum accuracy.
|4.9||159 km||Near Bucaramanga, Santander, Colombia||GFZ|
|4.8||148 km||NORTH COLOMBIA||EMSC|
|4.8||146 km||14 km on the northwest of Cepitá, Colombia||USGS|
|5.0||140 km||Northern Colombia||GeoAu|
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