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Light earthquake: M4 quake has struck near Barranquilla in Colombia

Earthquake location 11.2856S, -74.6138WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Barranquilla in Colombia on Tuesday. Unique identifier: us2000frf9. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000frf9. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:03:37 / 2:03 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -74.6138 West, latitude 11.2856 North, depth = 14.96 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 14.96 km (9 miles). Global time and date of event 26/06/18 / 2018-06-26 07:03:37 / June 26, 2018 @ 7:03 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aracataca, El Retén, Sabanalarga (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop). The epicenter was 40 km (25 miles) from Barranquilla (c. 1 380 400 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Santa Marta (c. 431 800 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Soledad (c. 342 600 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Malambo (c. 101 500 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Ciénaga (c. 88 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Sabanalarga (c. 68 500 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 one 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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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: 40 km NNE of Barranquilla, Colombia.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -74.6138° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 11.2856° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 14.96 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 40km NNE of Barranquilla, Colombia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-06-26 07:03:37 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-07-09 06:29:32 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 246 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 4.588 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.39 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 96 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 us2000frf9 Id of event.
Event Code 2000frf9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000frf9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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