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Moderate earthquake 5.3 mag, 75 km NNW of Riohacha, Colombia



Earthquake location 12.2116S, -73.0687WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was reported 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Riohacha in Colombia on Sunday. A tsunami warning has been issued near Riohacha in Colombia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -73.0687° West, 12.2116° North, depth 24.59 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/02/17 / 2017-02-12 09:32:28 / February 12, 2017 @ 9:32 am. The temblor was reported at 04:32:28 / 4:32 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 24.59 km (15 miles). Id of earthquake: us20008jbe. Event ids that are associated: us20008jbe.

The epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Ríohacha (c. 92 400 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Manaure (c. 9 700 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Uribia (c. 7 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Uribia, Manaure, Ríohacha (min 5000 pop). 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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 75 km NNW of Riohacha, Colombia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -73.0687° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.2116° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 24.59 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 75km NNW of Riohacha, Colombia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-02-12 09:32:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-12 09:52:39 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 1 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 432 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 1.171 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.62 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 30 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 us20008jbe Id of event.
Event Code 20008jbe An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008jbe, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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