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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag strikes near Pizarro in Colombia

Earthquake location 4.704S, -77.2164WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Pizarro in Colombia on Thursday. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:59:29 / 3:59 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 46.15 km (29 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us10007ly9. Unique identifier: us10007ly9. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/12/16 / 2016-12-22 08:59:29 / December 22, 2016 @ 8:59 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -77.2164 West, latitude 4.704 North, depth = 46.15 km.

Event epicenter was 94 km (58 miles) from Buenaventura (c. 240 400 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Istmina (c. 13 800 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Tadó (c. 10 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Condoto (c. 9 900 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Pizarro (c. 6 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tadó, Buenaventura, Istmina (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 32 km SSE of Pizarro, Colombia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -77.2164° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 4.704° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 46.15 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 32km SSE of Pizarro, Colombia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-12-22 08:59:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-22 09:18:22 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 3.4 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 370 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 2.888 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.84 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 55 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 us10007ly9 Id of event.
Event Code 10007ly9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007ly9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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