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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag has occurred near Aratoca in Colombia



Earthquake location 6.762S, -72.972WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Aratoca in Colombia. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/02/16 / 2016-02-28 05:28:13 / February 28, 2016 @ 5:28 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 157.17 km (98 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us10004t9s. Unique identifier: us10004t9s. Exact location of event, longitude -72.972 West, latitude 6.762 North, depth = 157.17 km. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:28:13 / 12:28 am (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sabana de Torres, Belén, El Playón (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 44 km (27 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 27 km (16 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from San Gil (c. 33 600 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Málaga (c. 18 700 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 five and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. 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: 9 km NE of Aratoca, Colombia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -72.972° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 6.762° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 157.17 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9km NE 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 2016-02-28 05:28:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-28 05:54:46 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 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 2.33 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.03 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 58 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 us10004t9s Id of event.
Event Code 10004t9s An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004t9s, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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