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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Piedecuesta in Colombia

Earthquake location 6.9191S, -73.0666WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Piedecuesta in Colombia. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 13/05/16 / 2016-05-13 13:25:24 / May 13, 2016 @ 1:25 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us10005iv2. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005iv2. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 146.5 km (91 miles). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:25:24 / 8:25 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -73.0666° West, 6.9191° North, depth 146.5 km.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Chinácota, Barrancabermeja, Soatá (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 24 km (15 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Barrancabermeja (c. 191 400 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 7 km SSW of Piedecuesta, Colombia.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -73.0666° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 6.9191° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 146.5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km SSW 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 2016-05-13 13:25:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-27 10:47:21 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 271 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 1.336 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.19 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 109 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 us10005iv2 Id of event.
Event Code 10005iv2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005iv2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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