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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag has occurred near El Playon in Colombia

Earthquake location 7.495S, -73.3608WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from El Playon in Colombia. The temblor was reported at 16:02:08 / 4:02 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -73.3608° West, 7.495° North, depth 123.28 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 19/12/16 / 2016-12-19 21:02:08 / December 19, 2016 @ 9:02 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us10007rdj. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007rdj. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 123.28 km (77 miles).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 49 km (30 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Barrancabermeja (c. 191 400 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Ocaña (c. 83 500 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Aguachica (c. 73 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aguachica, Santa Rosa del Sur, Sardinata. Close country/countries, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-one 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 17 km W of El Playon, Colombia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -73.3608° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 7.495° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 123.28 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 17km W of El Playon, Colombia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-12-19 21:02:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-01-09 23:50:25 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 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 312 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 1.615 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.42 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 36 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 us10007rdj Id of event.
Event Code 10007rdj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007rdj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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