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Light earthquake: M4.4 quake has struck near San Carlos de Guaroa in Colombia



Earthquake location 3.6832S, -72.9025WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from San Carlos de Guaroa in Colombia. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:49:55 / 9:49 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10004qmg. Event ids that are associated: us10004qmg. Exact location, longitude -72.9025° West, latitude 3.6832° North, depth = 15.65 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15.65 km (10 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/02/16 / 2016-02-17 14:49:55 / February 17, 2016 @ 2:49 pm.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Puerto Lleras, Cumaral, Granada (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 91 km (56 miles) from Granada (c. 32 400 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Puerto López (c. 16 700 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from San Martín (c. 16 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Cumaral (c. 11 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Puerto Lleras (c. 5 100 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Puerto Yuca (c. 5 000 pop).

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

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 38 km E of San Carlos de Guaroa, Colombia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -72.9025° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 3.6832° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 15.65 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38km E of San Carlos de Guaroa, Colombia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-02-17 14:49:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-17 22:35:42 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 8 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.5 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 300 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 1.825 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.94 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 71 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 us10004qmg Id of event.
Event Code 10004qmg An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004qmg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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