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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag has occurred near Piedecuesta in Colombia

Earthquake location 6.8864S, -73.0258WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Piedecuesta in Colombia. Exact location of event, longitude -73.0258 West, latitude 6.8864 North, depth = 148.65 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 148.65 km (92 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/09/16 / 2016-09-22 10:42:18 / September 22, 2016 @ 10:42 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006rl0. Id of event: us10006rl0. The temblor was detected at 05:42:18 / 5:42 am (local time epicenter).

Earthquake epicenter was 29 km (18 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Barrancabermeja (c. 191 400 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 12 km (7 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from San Gil (c. 33 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Belén, Yondó, Barrancabermeja (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop).

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. 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 fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 11 km SSE of Piedecuesta, Colombia.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -73.0258° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 6.8864° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 148.65 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11km 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 2016-09-22 10:42:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-22 10:54:46 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 2.2 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 355 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 2.402 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.46 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 65 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 us10006rl0 Id of event.
Event Code 10006rl0 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006rl0, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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