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Light earthquake 4.3 mag, 30 km NW of Sabana de Torres, Colombia

Earthquake location 7.5804S, -73.6932WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Sabana de Torres in Colombia on Sunday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000g5t1. Id of event: us1000g5t1. Exact location of event, depth 215.34 km, -73.6932° West, 7.5804° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 215.34 km (134 miles). The temblor was detected at 06:04:26 / 6:04 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/08/18 / 2018-08-05 11:04:26 / August 5, 2018 @ 11:04 am.

Epicenter of the event was 81 km (50 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Barrancabermeja (c. 191 400 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Ocaña (c. 83 500 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Aguachica (c. 73 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Floridablanca, Río de Oro, San Vicente de Chucurí (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop).

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

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 30 km NW of Sabana de Torres, Colombia.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -73.6932° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 7.5804° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 215.34 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 30km NW of Sabana de Torres, Colombia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-08-05 11:04:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-08-10 08:42:27 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 2.788 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.18 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 129 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 us1000g5t1 Id of event.
Event Code 1000g5t1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000g5t1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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