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Moderate earthquake: M5 quake has struck near Colombia in Colombia

Earthquake location 3.3803S, -74.4671WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Colombia in Colombia. The temblor was detected at 21:05:58 / 9:05 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -74.4671 West, latitude 3.3803 North, depth = 35 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us1000735x. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000735x. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 31/10/16 / 2016-10-31 02:05:58 / October 31, 2016 @ 2:05 am.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ortega, Acacías, Neiva (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 104 km (64 miles) from Neiva (c. 352 900 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Espinal (c. 56 200 pop), 104 km (64 miles) from Acacías (c. 40 600 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Granada (c. 32 400 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Melgar (c. 26 000 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from San Martín (c. 16 300 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Guamo (c. 14 900 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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: 37 km E of Colombia, Colombia.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -74.4671° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 3.3803° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 37km E of Colombia, Colombia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-10-31 02:05:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-10-31 02:34:18 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 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 402 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 1.462 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.37 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 72 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 us1000735x Id of event.
Event Code 1000735x An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000735x, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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