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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag was detected near Villamaria in Colombia

Earthquake location 4.988S, -75.4514WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Villamaria in Colombia on Monday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/11/18 / 2018-11-05 22:45:00 / November 5, 2018 @ 10:45 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 134.8 km (84 miles). Exact location, longitude -75.4514° West, latitude 4.988° North, depth = 134.8 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 17:45:00 / 5:45 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000hqxx. Id of event: us1000hqxx.

Event epicenter was 33 km (21 miles) from Pereira (c. 440 100 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Ibagué (c. 421 700 pop), 12 km (7 miles) from Manizales (c. 357 800 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Armenia (c. 315 300 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Dos Quebradas (c. 179 600 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Cartago (c. 134 800 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Norcasia, Abejorral, La Unión (min 5000 pop).

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

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 9 km SE of Villamaria, Colombia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -75.4514° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 4.988° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 134.8 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9km SE of Villamaria, Colombia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-11-05 22:45:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-11-20 02:24:40 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 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 1.135 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.93 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 81 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 us1000hqxx Id of event.
Event Code 1000hqxx An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000hqxx, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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