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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag strikes near Mutata in Colombia

Earthquake location 7.2557S, -76.3188WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Mutata in Colombia. The temblor was detected at 09:43:58 / 9:43 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/09/16 / 2016-09-14 14:43:58 / September 14, 2016 @ 2:43 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -76.3188 West, latitude 7.2557 North, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006rdm. Id of event: us10006rdm.

Close country/countries, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from Apartadó (c. 86 400 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Chigorodó (c. 48 400 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Carepa (c. 20 600 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Dabeiba (c. 11 500 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Ituango (c. 10 800 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Frontino (c. 8 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Riosucio, Apartadó, Carepa.

In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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 react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 12 km E of Mutata, Colombia.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -76.3188° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 7.2557° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km E 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 14:43:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-10-12 11:18:11 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 284 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 3.111 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.08 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 89 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 us10006rdm Id of event.
Event Code 10006rdm An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006rdm, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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