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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Aratoca in Colombia

Earthquake location 6.781S, -72.9816WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Aratoca in Colombia on Friday. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:06:22 / 11:06 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 155.25 km (96 miles). Event id: us70005g8v. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70005g8v. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -72.9816 West, latitude 6.781 North, depth = 155.25 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/09/19 / 2019-09-14 04:06:22 / September 14, 2019 @ 4:06 am.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sabana de Torres, Belén, El Playón. Event epicenter was 41 km (26 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from San Gil (c. 33 600 pop).

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

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -72.9816° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 6.781° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 155.25 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10km NNE of Aratoca, Colombia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-09-14 04:06:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-09-14 04:25:56 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 0.888 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.61 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 66 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 us70005g8v Id of event.
Event Code 70005g8v An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70005g8v, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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