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



Earthquake location 6.9037S, -73.0805WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Piedecuesta in Colombia on Sunday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 137.72 km (86 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us100098br. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100098br. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/07/17 / 2017-07-09 05:56:30 / July 9, 2017 @ 5:56 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:56:30 / 12:56 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 137.72 km, -73.0805° West, 6.9037° North.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chinácota, Yondó, Barrancabermeja. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 25 km (16 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Barrancabermeja (c. 191 400 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 10 km (6 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 9 km SSW of Piedecuesta, 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 -73.0805° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 6.9037° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 137.72 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9km SSW of Piedecuesta, Colombia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-07-09 05:56:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-09 06:32:33 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 2.388 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.91 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 55 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 us100098br Id of event.
Event Code 100098br An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100098br, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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