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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag has occurred near San Andres in Colombia

Earthquake location 6.8258S, -72.9874WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 15 kilometers (9 miles) from San Andres in Colombia on Saturday. The temblor was reported at 04:56:46 / 4:56 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -72.9874 West, latitude 6.8258 North, depth = 147.27 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 147.27 km (92 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70003mm5. Id of event: us70003mm5. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 11/05/19 / 2019-05-11 09:56:46 / May 11, 2019 @ 9:56 am.

Nearby country/countries, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sabana de Torres, Toledo, El Playón (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 36 km (23 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from San Gil (c. 33 600 pop).

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

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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 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: 15 km W of San Andres, Colombia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -72.9874° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 6.8258° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 147.27 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 15km W of San Andres, Colombia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-05-11 09:56:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-06-08 07:28:49 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 0.932 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.66 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 74 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 us70003mm5 Id of event.
Event Code 70003mm5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70003mm5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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