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Moderate earthquake 5.6 mag, 7 km N of Aratoca, Colombia

Earthquake location 6.7574S, -73.0133WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Aratoca in Colombia. Event id: us1000g4v6. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000g4v6. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/08/18 / 2018-08-07 15:54:00 / August 7, 2018 @ 3:54 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 166.49 km (103 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:54:00 / 10:54 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 166.49 km, -73.0133° West, 6.7574° North.

Nearby country/countries, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Barbosa, Vélez, Paipa. Epicenter of the earthquake was 43 km (26 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Barrancabermeja (c. 191 400 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 104 km (64 miles) from Duitama (c. 92 000 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from San Gil (c. 33 600 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes 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 twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. 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: 7 km N of Aratoca, Colombia.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -73.0133° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 6.7574° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 166.49 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km N 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 2018-08-07 15:54:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-08-07 16:15:15 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 40 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.7 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 3.5 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 501 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 2.302 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.86 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 39 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 us1000g4v6 Id of event.
Event Code 1000g4v6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000g4v6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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