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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag has occurred near Betania in Colombia

Earthquake location 5.6966S, -76.1276WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Betania in Colombia. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 63.73 km (40 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us2000ji5i. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000ji5i. Exact location of event, depth 63.73 km, -76.1276° West, 5.6966° North. Global time and date of event 14/02/19 / 2019-02-14 21:09:47 / February 14, 2019 @ 9:09 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 16:09:47 / 4:09 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Bello, Marsella, Palestina (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop). Event epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from Medellín (c. 2 000 000 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Bello (c. 392 900 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Itagüí (c. 281 900 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Envigado (c. 163 000 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Quibdó (c. 75 100 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Caldas (c. 65 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from La Estrella (c. 49 400 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 six 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.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 17 km WSW of Betania, Colombia.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -76.1276° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 5.6966° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 63.73 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 17km WSW of Betania, Colombia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-02-14 21:09:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-02-14 22:33:48 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 25 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 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 321 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 1.987 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.69 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 130 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 us2000ji5i Id of event.
Event Code 2000ji5i An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000ji5i, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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