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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag strikes near Aratoca in Colombia

Earthquake location 6.7218S, -72.9768WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Aratoca in Colombia. Exact location of event, longitude -72.9768 West, latitude 6.7218 North, depth = 150.58 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 150.58 km (94 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 11/09/18 / 2018-09-11 06:20:26 / September 11, 2018 @ 6:20 am. Event id: us2000hcfu. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000hcfu. The temblor was reported at 01:20:26 / 1:20 am (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 48 km (30 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from San Gil (c. 33 600 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was El Playón, Toledo, Belén.

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 5 km ENE of Aratoca, Colombia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -72.9768° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 6.7218° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 150.58 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km ENE 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 2018-09-11 06:20:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-10-09 07:19:07 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 2.294 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 67 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 us2000hcfu Id of event.
Event Code 2000hcfu An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000hcfu, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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