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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near San Andres in Colombia



Earthquake location 12.799S, -81.6458WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 24 kilometers (15 miles) from San Andres in Colombia on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007lni. Id of event: us10007lni. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -81.6458 West, latitude 12.799 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was reported at 04:13:00 / 4:13 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 21/12/16 / 2016-12-21 09:13:00 / December 21, 2016 @ 9:13 am UTC/GMT.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Andrés (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 25 km (15 miles) from San Andrés (c. 58 300 pop).

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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 24 km NNE of San Andres, Colombia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -81.6458° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.799° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 24km NNE of San Andres, Colombia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-12-21 09:13:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-21 09:37:34 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 298 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 0.636 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.53 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 64 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 us10007lni Id of event.
Event Code 10007lni An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007lni, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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