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Moderate earthquake, 5.2 mag was detected near Ubala in Colombia

Earthquake location 4.8931S, -72.6136WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) strikes 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Ubala in Colombia on Thursday. Global time and date of event 16/03/17 / 2017-03-16 15:38:09 / March 16, 2017 @ 3:38 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 11.64 km, -72.6136° West, 4.8931° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us20008shs. Event ids that are associated: us20008shs. The temblor was picked up at 10:38:09 / 10:38 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11.64 km (7 miles).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sogamoso, Ramiriquí, Puerto López. Nearby country/countries, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 98 km (61 miles) from Sogamoso (c. 126 600 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Yopal (c. 61 000 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Villanueva (c. 20 000 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Puerto López (c. 16 700 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Aguazul (c. 15 700 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Garagoa (c. 11 100 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Monterrey (c. 7 800 pop).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 18 km NNW of Ubala, Colombia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -72.6136° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 4.8931° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 11.64 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 18km NNW of Ubala, Colombia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-03-16 15:38:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-16 16:07:14 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 31 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 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 426 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 1.097 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.03 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 51 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 us20008shs Id of event.
Event Code 20008shs An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008shs, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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