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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near Argelia in Colombia



Earthquake location 4.8073S, -76.1397WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Argelia in Colombia. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000bpce. Unique identifier: us2000bpce. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 101.68 km (63 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 19:56:07 / 7:56 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/11/17 / 2017-11-16 00:56:07 / November 16, 2017 @ 12:56 am. Exact location of earthquake, -76.1397° West, 4.8073° North, depth 101.68 km.

Country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop). Event epicenter was 49 km (31 miles) from Pereira (c. 440 100 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Manizales (c. 357 800 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Armenia (c. 315 300 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Dos Quebradas (c. 179 600 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Tuluá (c. 165 500 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Cartago (c. 134 800 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Chinchiná (c. 68 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Jardín, San Pedro, Supía.

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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 9 km NNW of Argelia, Colombia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -76.1397° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 4.8073° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 101.68 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9km NNW of Argelia, Colombia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-11-16 00:56:07 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-16 01:16:02 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 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 312 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 1.812 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.98 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 95 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 us2000bpce Id of event.
Event Code 2000bpce An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000bpce, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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