Earthquakes today

Current and latest world earthquakes breaking news, activity and articles today

Earthquake breaking news, Moderate World Earthquakes Magnitude 5–5.9

Moderate earthquake, 5.9 mag was detected near Mutata in Colombia

Earthquake location 7.3273S, -76.1WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) was reported 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Mutata in Colombia on Tuesday. The 5.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:58:30 / 8:58 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 14/09/16 / 2016-09-14 01:58:30 / September 14, 2016 @ 1:58 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -76.1° West, latitude 7.3273° North, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: us10006pdp. Event ids that are associated: us10006pdp. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

Event epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Apartadó (c. 86 400 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Montelíbano (c. 85 000 pop), 110 km (68 miles) from Turbo (c. 50 500 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Chigorodó (c. 48 400 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Tierralta (c. 26 200 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Yarumal (c. 22 400 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Carepa (c. 20 600 pop), 112 km (70 miles) from Urrao (c. 18 800 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Pedro, Riosucio, Urrao. Close country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. 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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

Questions or comments?

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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 38 km ENE of Mutata, Colombia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

Copyright © 2016 All rights reserved.

More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -76.1° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 7.3273° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38km ENE of Mutata, Colombia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-09-14 01:58:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-14 02:23:06 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 43 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.3 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 6.85 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 554 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 4.125 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.15 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 43 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwp The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10006pdp Id of event.
Event Code 10006pdp An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006pdp, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

Leave a Reply