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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, northern Colombia

Earthquake location 7.4492S, -73.0569WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported northern Colombia kilometers (0 miles) from northern Colombia on Tuesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 25/09/18 / 2018-09-25 16:28:10 / September 25, 2018 @ 4:28 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 155.27 km (96 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -73.0569° West, latitude 7.4492° North, depth = 155.27 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:28:10 / 4:28 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us1000h54i. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000h54i.

Country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ocaña, Puerto Wilches, Málaga. Epicenter of the event was 78 km (49 miles) from Cúcuta (c. 721 400 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Ocaña (c. 83 500 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. 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: northern Colombia.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -73.0569° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 7.4492° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 155.27 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place northern Colombia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-09-25 16:28:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-10-02 15:47:10 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 298 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 2.79 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.4 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 90 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 us1000h54i Id of event.
Event Code 1000h54i An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000h54i, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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