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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag has occurred near Riosucio in Colombia

Earthquake location 7.5436S, -77.4592WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Riosucio in Colombia on Sunday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/10/15 / 2015-10-12 04:35:40 / October 12, 2015 @ 4:35 am. The temblor was reported at 23:35:40 / 11:35 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10003mxh. Unique identifier: us10003mxh. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -77.4592 West, latitude 7.5436 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Turbo, Apartadó, Carepa. Event epicenter was 99 km (62 miles) from Apartadó (c. 86 400 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Turbo (c. 50 500 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Chigorodó (c. 48 400 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Carepa (c. 20 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Unión Chocó (c. 9 500 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Riosucio (c. 7 200 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop), Panama (c. 3 411 000 pop).

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

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 39 km WNW of Riosucio, Colombia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -77.4592° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 7.5436° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 39km WNW of Riosucio, Colombia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-10-12 04:35:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-12 04:56:01 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 400 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 1.103 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.33 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 89 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 us10003mxh Id of event.
Event Code 10003mxh An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003mxh, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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