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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag was detected near Piedecuesta in Colombia



Earthquake location 6.8679S, -73.073WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Piedecuesta in Colombia on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 148.9 km (93 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/01/16 / 2016-01-01 05:28:57 / January 1, 2016 @ 5:28 am. Exact location of event, longitude -73.073 West, latitude 6.8679 North, depth = 148.9 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004apg. Id of event: us10004apg. The temblor was reported at 00:28:57 / 12:28 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Barrancabermeja, Toledo, Sabana de Torres (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 29 km (18 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 22 km (13 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Barrancabermeja (c. 191 400 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 14 km (8 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop). Nearby country/countries, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop) (That might be effected).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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: 13 km S of Piedecuesta, Colombia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -73.073° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 6.8679° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 148.9 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13km S of Piedecuesta, Colombia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-01 05:28:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-01 06:08:10 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 284 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 1.385 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.95 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 44 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 us10004apg Id of event.
Event Code 10004apg An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004apg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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