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Light earthquake: M4.1 quake has struck near Capitanejo in Colombia

Earthquake location 6.5655S, -72.7018WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Capitanejo in Colombia on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -72.7018° West, latitude 6.5655° North, depth = 165.66 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000d9nh. Id of event: us1000d9nh. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 165.66 km (103 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 20/03/18 / 2018-03-20 16:16:49 / March 20, 2018 @ 4:16 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 11:16:49 / 11:16 am (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 77 km (48 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Duitama (c. 92 000 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pamplona, Duitama, Toledo (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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-two 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.

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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. 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: 4 km N of Capitanejo, Colombia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -72.7018° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 6.5655° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 165.66 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4km N of Capitanejo, Colombia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-03-20 16:16:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-28 13:36:19 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 259 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 2.349 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 106 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 us1000d9nh Id of event.
Event Code 1000d9nh An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000d9nh, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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