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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Aratoca in Colombia

Earthquake location 6.8268S, -73.0259WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Aratoca in Colombia. Event id: us200040cm. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us200040cm. Global time and date of event 29/10/15 / 2015-10-29 00:34:22 / October 29, 2015 @ 12:34 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 154.36 km (96 miles). The temblor was reported at 19:34:22 / 7:34 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 154.36 km, -73.0259° West, 6.8268° North.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 35 km (22 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from San Gil (c. 33 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Belén, Sabana de Torres, Toledo (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop).

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. 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 twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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 N of Aratoca, Colombia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -73.0259° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 6.8268° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 154.36 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14km N of Aratoca, Colombia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-10-29 00:34:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-29 01:12:14 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 298 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 0.929 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.37 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 37 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 us200040cm Id of event.
Event Code 200040cm An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us200040cm, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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