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Light earthquake 4 mag, 9 km WNW of Chipaque, Colombia

Earthquake location 4.4883S, -74.1215WA light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Chipaque in Colombia on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 33.49 km (21 miles). Event id: us10007ula. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007ula. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/01/17 / 2017-01-21 06:34:05 / January 21, 2017 @ 6:34 am. The temblor was reported at 01:34:05 / 1:34 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -74.1215° West, latitude 4.4883° North, depth = 33.49 km.

Epicenter of the event was 14 km (9 miles) from Bogotá (c. 7 674 400 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Villavicencio (c. 321 700 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Soacha (c. 313 900 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Girardot City (c. 130 300 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Facatativá (c. 94 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Zipaquirá (c. 91 200 pop). Nearby country/countries, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was La Mesa, Chocontá, Guaduas (min 5000 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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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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: 9 km WNW of Chipaque, Colombia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -74.1215° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 4.4883° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 33.49 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9km WNW of Chipaque, Colombia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-01-21 06:34:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-01-23 00:14:40 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 247 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 0.406 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.19 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 us10007ula Id of event.
Event Code 10007ula An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007ula, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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