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Moderate earthquake, 5.9 mag has occurred near Acandi in Colombia

Earthquake location 8.237S, -77.2984WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) strikes 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Acandi in Colombia on Tuesday. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/07/15 / 2015-07-29 00:10:24 / July 29, 2015 @ 12:10 am. A tsunami warning has been issued near Acandi in Colombia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:10:24 / 7:10 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us2000314h. Event ids that are associated: pt15210050, at00ns835g, us2000314h. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -77.2984° West, 8.237° North.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 84 km (52 miles) from Apartadó (c. 86 400 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Turbo (c. 50 500 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Chigorodó (c. 48 400 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Carepa (c. 20 600 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from San Pedro de Urabá (c. 11 100 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Necoclí (c. 10 800 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from San Juan de Urabá (c. 10 800 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Unión Chocó (c. 9 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arboletes, San Juan de Urabá, San Pedro de Urabá (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop), Panama (c. 3 411 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 29 km S of Acandi, Colombia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -77.2984° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 8.237° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 29km S of Acandi, Colombia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-07-29 00:10:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-07-29 00:34:21 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 20 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 6.54 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 1 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 544 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 ,pt,at,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 2.641 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.2 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 44 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwp The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000314h Id of event.
Event Code 2000314h An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt15210050,at00ns835g,us2000314h, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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