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Moderate earthquake, 5.4 mag has occurred near San Alberto in Colombia

Earthquake location 7.6836S, -73.348WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from San Alberto in Colombia. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 124.09 km (77 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -73.348° West, 7.6836° North, depth 124.09 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 14/10/15 / 2015-10-14 07:47:19 / October 14, 2015 @ 7:47 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us10003niy. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003niy. The temblor was detected at 02:47:19 / 2:47 am (local time epicenter).

The epicenter was 95 km (59 miles) from Cúcuta (c. 721 400 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Barrancabermeja (c. 191 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Ocaña (c. 83 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rubio, Arenal, Toledo (min 5000 pop).

Every 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. 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 twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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: 9 km SSE of San Alberto, Colombia.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -73.348° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 7.6836° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 124.09 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9km SSE of San Alberto, Colombia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-10-14 07:47:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-14 08:28:48 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 21 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.2 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 457 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 1.798 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.58 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 31 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 us10003niy Id of event.
Event Code 10003niy An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003niy, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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