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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag was detected near Piedecuesta in Colombia

Earthquake location 6.9457S, -73.125WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Piedecuesta in Colombia on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us2000307a. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000307a. Exact location of earthquake, -73.125° West, 6.9457° North, depth 141.38 km. The temblor was reported at 05:13:06 / 5:13 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/07/15 / 2015-07-26 10:13:06 / July 26, 2015 @ 10:13 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 141.38 km (88 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 20 km (12 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 14 km (8 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Barrancabermeja (c. 191 400 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 10 km (6 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yondó, Soatá, Barrancabermeja (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 9 km WSW of Piedecuesta, Colombia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -73.125° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 6.9457° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 141.38 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9km WSW of Piedecuesta, Colombia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-07-26 10:13:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-07-26 10:33:08 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 271 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.046 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.39 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 120 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000307a Id of event.
Event Code 2000307a An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000307a, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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