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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag strikes near Aratoca in Colombia

Earthquake location 6.6362S, -72.9345WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Aratoca in Colombia on Thursday. Exact location of event, longitude -72.9345 West, latitude 6.6362 North, depth = 159.48 km. Id of earthquake: us2000adl4. Event ids that are associated: us2000adl4. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 159.48 km (99 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 31/08/17 / 2017-08-31 18:47:04 / August 31, 2017 @ 6:47 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 13:47:04 / 1:47 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Duitama, Toledo, Pamplona (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 58 km (36 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Duitama (c. 92 000 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop).

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

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 11 km SE of Aratoca, Colombia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -72.9345° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 6.6362° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 159.48 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11km SE of Aratoca, Colombia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-08-31 18:47:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-31 19:27:49 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 284 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 0.752 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.89 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 44 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 us2000adl4 Id of event.
Event Code 2000adl4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000adl4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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