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Moderate earthquake, 5.8 mag has occurred near Lejanias in Colombia

Earthquake location 3.4831S, -74.1218WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Lejanias in Colombia. Exact location, longitude -74.1218° West, latitude 3.4831° North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was reported at 14:19:03 / 2:19 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/12/19 / 2019-12-24 19:19:03 / December 24, 2019 @ 7:19 pm. Unique identifier: us70006qp1. Ids that are associated to the event: us70006qp1.

Epicenter of the event was 92 km (57 miles) from Villavicencio (c. 321 700 pop), 119 km (74 miles) from Girardot City (c. 130 300 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Fusagasuga (c. 88 800 pop), 112 km (70 miles) from Espinal (c. 56 200 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Acacías (c. 40 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Granada (c. 32 400 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Melgar (c. 26 000 pop), 112 km (70 miles) from Sibaté (c. 23 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Girardot City, Flandes, Puerto Yuca. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 12 km WSW of Lejanias, Colombia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -74.1218° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 3.4831° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km WSW of Lejanias, Colombia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-12-24 19:19:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-24 19:40:52 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 18 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 6.378 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 524 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 1.367 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.68 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 65 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us70006qp1 Id of event.
Event Code 70006qp1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70006qp1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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