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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Molagavita in Colombia

Earthquake location 6.6232S, -72.8633WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Molagavita in Colombia. Event id: us70003wnm. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70003wnm. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/06/19 / 2019-06-07 10:59:05 / June 7, 2019 @ 10:59 am. The temblor was picked up at 05:59:05 / 5:59 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 172.59 km, -72.8633° West, 6.6232° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 172.59 km (107 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Duitama, Toledo, Pamplona (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Duitama (c. 92 000 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop).

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

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 8 km SW of Molagavita, Colombia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -72.8633° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 6.6232° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 172.59 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km SW of Molagavita, Colombia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-06-07 10:59:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-06-10 14:52:21 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 271 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 2.285 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.01 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 88 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 us70003wnm Id of event.
Event Code 70003wnm An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70003wnm, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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