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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag has occurred near Aguazul in Colombia

Earthquake location 5.2749S, -72.5058WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Aguazul in Colombia on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -72.5058 West, latitude 5.2749 North, depth = 3.08 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 3.08 km (2 miles). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:55:14 / 9:55 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/01/16 / 2016-01-08 14:55:14 / January 8, 2016 @ 2:55 pm. Unique identifier: us10004cd2. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004cd2. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Garagoa, Ramiriquí, Belén (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Sogamoso (c. 126 600 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Duitama (c. 92 000 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Yopal (c. 61 000 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Villanueva (c. 20 000 pop), 12 km (8 miles) from Aguazul (c. 15 700 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Paipa (c. 13 600 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Garagoa (c. 11 100 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 has struck near.

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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. 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: 12 km NNE of Aguazul, Colombia.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -72.5058° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 5.2749° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 3.08 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km NNE of Aguazul, Colombia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-08 14:55:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-22 09:59:51 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 1.858 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.13 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 61 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 us10004cd2 Id of event.
Event Code 10004cd2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004cd2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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