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Moderate earthquake 5.1 mag, 7 km NE of Lejanias, Colombia



Earthquake location 3.5698S, -73.9723WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Lejanias in Colombia. The epicenter was at a depth of 49.49 km (31 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -73.9723° West, 3.5698° North, depth 49.49 km. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:26:30 / 2:26 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000969j. Unique identifier: us1000969j. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 02/07/17 / 2017-07-02 19:26:30 / July 2, 2017 @ 7:26 pm UTC/GMT.

Nearby country/countries, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Villavicencio (c. 321 700 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Fusagasuga (c. 88 800 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Acacías (c. 40 600 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from Granada (c. 32 400 pop), 102 km (64 miles) from Melgar (c. 26 000 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Sibaté (c. 23 200 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from San Martín (c. 16 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sibaté, Carmen de Apicalá, Silvania.

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 has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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. 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: 7 km NE of Lejanias, Colombia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -73.9723° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 3.5698° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 49.49 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km NE of Lejanias, Colombia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-07-02 19:26:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-02 20:00:18 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 14 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.1 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 406 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 1.313 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.96 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 68 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 us1000969j Id of event.
Event Code 1000969j An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000969j, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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