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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near San Andres in Colombia

Earthquake location 6.8093S, -72.9482WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from San Andres in Colombia. The temblor was reported at 11:46:49 / 11:46 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -72.9482° West, latitude 6.8093° North, depth = 148.46 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/08/19 / 2019-08-04 16:46:49 / August 4, 2019 @ 4:46 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 148.46 km (92 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us600050kq. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us600050kq. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Belén, Sabana de Torres, El Playón (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 40 km (25 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from San Gil (c. 33 600 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Málaga (c. 18 700 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop).

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

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 10 km W of San Andres, Colombia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -72.9482° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 6.8093° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 148.46 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10km 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 2019-08-04 16:46:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-08-04 17:02:17 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 312 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 0.92 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.79 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 us600050kq Id of event.
Event Code 600050kq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us600050kq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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