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Light earthquake: M4.4 quake has struck near El Carmen in Colombia

Earthquake location 8.4913S, -73.4929WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 5 kilometers (3 miles) from El Carmen in Colombia on Monday. Id of earthquake: us20009pb3. Event ids that are associated: us20009pb3. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -73.4929 West, latitude 8.4913 North, depth = 159.43 km. The temblor was picked up at 11:13:13 / 11:13 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 159.43 km (99 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/06/17 / 2017-06-19 16:13:13 / June 19, 2017 @ 4:13 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 32 km (20 miles) from Ocaña (c. 83 500 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Aguachica (c. 73 400 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from El Banco (c. 54 500 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Curumaní (c. 22 100 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Morales (c. 20 400 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Chimichagua (c. 16 700 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Chimichagua, Sardinata, Santa Rosa del Sur.

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 six 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.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 5 km WSW of El Carmen, Colombia.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -73.4929° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 8.4913° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 159.43 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km WSW of El Carmen, Colombia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-06-19 16:13:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-02 20:22:26 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 2.853 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.56 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 80 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 us20009pb3 Id of event.
Event Code 20009pb3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009pb3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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