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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 22 km NW of Duitama, Colombia

Earthquake location 5.971S, -73.1779WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Duitama in Colombia on Sunday. The temblor was picked up at 11:21:42 / 11:21 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -73.1779 West, latitude 5.971 North, depth = 175.72 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/07/19 / 2019-07-14 16:21:42 / July 14, 2019 @ 4:21 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 175.72 km (109 miles). Unique identifier: us70004k4j. Ids that are associated to the event: us70004k4j.

Close country/countries, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Málaga, Zapatoca, Cimitarra (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 39 km (24 miles) from Sogamoso (c. 126 600 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Tunja (c. 117 500 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Duitama (c. 92 000 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Chiquinquirá (c. 45 300 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from San Gil (c. 33 600 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Barbosa (c. 20 400 pop).

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

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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: 22 km NW of Duitama, Colombia.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -73.1779° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 5.971° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 175.72 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 22km NW of Duitama, Colombia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-07-14 16:21:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-07-14 16:43:25 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 0.122 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.97 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 73 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 us70004k4j Id of event.
Event Code 70004k4j An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70004k4j, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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