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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near Santa Maria in Colombia



Earthquake location 2.8562S, -75.7601WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Santa Maria in Colombia. Exact location of earthquake, -75.7601° West, 2.8562° North, depth 47.23 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 06/01/16 / 2016-01-06 01:28:22 / January 6, 2016 @ 1:28 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us10004bnl. Event ids that are associated: us10004bnl. The epicenter was at a depth of 47.23 km (29 miles). The temblor was detected at 20:28:22 / 8:28 pm (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 54 km (33 miles) from Neiva (c. 352 900 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Puerto Tejada (c. 53 700 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Florida (c. 47 200 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Pradera (c. 44 600 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Santander de Quilichao (c. 40 800 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Belalcazar (c. 31 800 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Morales (c. 29 600 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Morales, Candelaria, Puerto Tejada.

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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 16 km SW of Santa Maria, Colombia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -75.7601° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 2.8562° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 47.23 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km SW of Santa Maria, Colombia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-06 01:28:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-06 02:22:29 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 312 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 2.442 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.22 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 150 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 us10004bnl Id of event.
Event Code 10004bnl An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004bnl, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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