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Light earthquake: M4 quake has struck near Piedecuesta in Colombia



Earthquake location 6.8442S, -73.009WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Piedecuesta in Colombia. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/02/16 / 2016-02-17 15:27:40 / February 17, 2016 @ 3:27 pm. Event id: us10004qn4. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004qn4. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:27:40 / 10:27 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -73.009° West, latitude 6.8442° North, depth = 148.69 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 148.69 km (92 miles).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sabana de Torres, Toledo, El Playón (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 34 km (21 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 17 km (10 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from San Gil (c. 33 600 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 16 km SSE of Piedecuesta, Colombia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -73.009° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 6.8442° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 148.69 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km SSE of Piedecuesta, 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 15:27:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-17 22:57:20 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 4 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.2 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 247 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 1.42 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.96 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 97 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 us10004qn4 Id of event.
Event Code 10004qn4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004qn4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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