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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag has occurred near Aratoca in Colombia



Earthquake location 6.8187S, -73.0092WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Aratoca in Colombia. Unique identifier: us20008m02. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008m02. Global time and date of event 24/02/17 / 2017-02-24 10:54:15 / February 24, 2017 @ 10:54 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -73.0092 West, latitude 6.8187 North, depth = 151.1 km. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:54:15 / 5:54 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 151.1 km (94 miles).

Epicenter of the event was 36 km (23 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from San Gil (c. 33 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Belén, Sabana de Torres, Toledo (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop) (That might be effected).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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: 13 km N of Aratoca, Colombia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -73.0092° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 6.8187° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 151.1 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13km N of Aratoca, Colombia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-02-24 10:54:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-24 11:13:27 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 298 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 0.922 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.14 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 42 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 us20008m02 Id of event.
Event Code 20008m02 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008m02, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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