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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Molagavita in Colombia

Earthquake location 6.6168S, -72.8662WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Molagavita in Colombia on Tuesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 169.5 km (105 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 29/11/16 / 2016-11-29 13:19:36 / November 29, 2016 @ 1:19 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 08:19:36 / 8:19 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -72.8662 West, latitude 6.6168 North, depth = 169.5 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10007gkw. Unique identifier: us10007gkw.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Duitama, Toledo, Pamplona (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Duitama (c. 92 000 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 8 km SW of Molagavita, Colombia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -72.8662° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 6.6168° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 169.5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km SW of Molagavita, Colombia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-11-29 13:19:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-28 21:38:25 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 1 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 271 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 2.279 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.6 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 149 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 us10007gkw Id of event.
Event Code 10007gkw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007gkw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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