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Light earthquake 4.6 mag, 6 km NW of Uramita, Colombia

Earthquake location 6.9352S, -76.2159WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Uramita in Colombia on Thursday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/01/16 / 2016-01-14 17:35:14 / January 14, 2016 @ 5:35 pm. Event id: us10004ekg. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004ekg. 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 10.51 km (7 miles). The temblor was picked up at 12:35:14 / 12:35 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10.51 km, -76.2159° West, 6.9352° North.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Chigorodó, Betulia, San Pedro (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 96 km (60 miles) from Chigorodó (c. 48 400 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Yarumal (c. 22 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Urrao (c. 18 800 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Antioquia (c. 11 800 pop), 9 km (6 miles) from Dabeiba (c. 11 500 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Ituango (c. 10 800 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Santa Rosa de Osos (c. 10 200 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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. 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: 6 km NW of Uramita, Colombia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -76.2159° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 6.9352° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10.51 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km NW of Uramita, Colombia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-14 17:35:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-14 21:24:25 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 326 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 0.962 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.77 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 90 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 us10004ekg Id of event.
Event Code 10004ekg An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004ekg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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