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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag strikes near Aratoca in Colombia



Earthquake location 6.8291S, -73.0611WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Aratoca in Colombia on Saturday. Event id: us20004ybp. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004ybp. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 06/02/16 / 2016-02-06 12:05:31 / February 6, 2016 @ 12:05 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -73.0611° West, latitude 6.8291° North, depth = 147.6 km. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:05:31 / 7:05 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 147.6 km (92 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Barrancabermeja, Toledo, Sabana de Torres (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 34 km (21 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Barrancabermeja (c. 191 400 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

Questions or comments?

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: 15 km NNW of Aratoca, Colombia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -73.0611° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 6.8291° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 147.6 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 15km NNW of Aratoca, Colombia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-02-06 12:05:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-06 12:19:36 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 1.42472804 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.05 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 50.4 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 us20004ybp Id of event.
Event Code 20004ybp An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004ybp, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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