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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag has occurred near Orocue in Colombia

Earthquake location 4.0503S, -71.2385WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 82 kilometers (51 miles) from Orocue in Colombia on Saturday. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:00:19 / 6:00 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/11/15 / 2015-11-28 11:00:19 / November 28, 2015 @ 11:00 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 14.85 km (9 miles). Exact location, longitude -71.2385° West, latitude 4.0503° North, depth = 14.85 km. Unique identifier: us100042pv. Ids that are associated to the event: us100042pv.

Event epicenter was 98 km (61 miles) from Puerto Gaitán (c. 5 900 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Puerto Gaitán (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop).

Each 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 two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 82 km S of Orocue, Colombia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.2385° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 4.0503° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 14.85 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 82km S of Orocue, Colombia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-11-28 11:00:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-12-12 14:35:58 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 354 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 20.441 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.65 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 73 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 us100042pv Id of event.
Event Code 100042pv An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100042pv, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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