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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag strikes near Genova in Colombia

Earthquake location 4.1866S, -75.7468WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Genova in Colombia. Exact location of event, depth 22.68 km, -75.7468° West, 4.1866° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:35:10 / 11:35 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/09/15 / 2015-09-18 04:35:10 / September 18, 2015 @ 4:35 am. Event id: us20003l3i. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20003l3i. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 22.68 km (14 miles).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Villamaría, Viterbo, Purificación (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 70 km (43 miles) from Pereira (c. 440 100 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Ibagué (c. 421 700 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Armenia (c. 315 300 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Palmira (c. 248 000 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Dos Quebradas (c. 179 600 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Tuluá (c. 165 500 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Cartago (c. 134 800 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 14 km S of Genova, Colombia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -75.7468° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 4.1866° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 22.68 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14km S of Genova, Colombia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-09-18 04:35:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-09-18 04:56:15 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 3.4 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 342 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 0.974 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.96 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 72 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 us20003l3i Id of event.
Event Code 20003l3i An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20003l3i, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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