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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag was detected near San Alberto in Colombia

Earthquake location 7.7414S, -73.2421WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from San Alberto in Colombia. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008h72. Id of event: us10008h72. Exact location, longitude -73.2421° West, latitude 7.7414° North, depth = 118.58 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 118.58 km (74 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/04/17 / 2017-04-07 00:54:39 / April 7, 2017 @ 12:54 am. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:54:39 / 7:54 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Santa Rosa del Sur, Morales, El Carmen (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 83 km (51 miles) from Cúcuta (c. 721 400 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Ocaña (c. 83 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 16 km E of San Alberto, Colombia.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -73.2421° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 7.7414° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 118.58 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km E of San Alberto, Colombia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-04-07 00:54:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-15 22:09:59 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 271 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 1.843 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.44 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 us10008h72 Id of event.
Event Code 10008h72 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008h72, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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