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Strong earthquake, 6.1 mag was detected near Acandi in Colombia

Earthquake location 8.263S, -77.391WA earthquake with magnitude 6.1 (ml/mb) was reported 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Acandi in Colombia on Tuesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 6.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:10:24 / 7:10 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pt15210050. Unique identifier: pt15210050. 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 not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -77.391° West, 8.263° North.

Country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop), Panama (c. 3 411 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Pedro de Urabá, San Juan de Urabá, Chigorodó. Event epicenter was 94 km (59 miles) from Apartadó (c. 86 400 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Turbo (c. 50 500 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Chigorodó (c. 48 400 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Carepa (c. 20 600 pop), 112 km (69 miles) from San Pedro de Urabá (c. 11 100 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Necoclí (c. 10 800 pop), 110 km (68 miles) from San Juan de Urabá (c. 10 800 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Unión Chocó (c. 9 500 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 29 km SSW of Acandi, Colombia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -77.391° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 8.263° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 29km SSW 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 00:18:31 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 7 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.1 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 575 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network pt The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,pt, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 10 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 118.799990496 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Mi The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID pt15210050 Id of event.
Event Code 15210050 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt15210050, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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