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Strong earthquake, 6 mag has occurred near Lejanias in Colombia

Earthquake location 3.4901S, -74.0024WA earthquake magnitude 6 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Lejanias in Colombia. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -74.0024° West, 3.4901° North. Exact time and date of earthquake 24/12/19 / 2019-12-24 19:03:51 / December 24, 2019 @ 7:03 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 14:03:51 / 2:03 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us70006qnn. Ids that are associated to the event: us70006qnn. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 84 km (52 miles) from Villavicencio (c. 321 700 pop), 102 km (64 miles) from Fusagasuga (c. 88 800 pop), 122 km (76 miles) from Espinal (c. 56 200 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Acacías (c. 40 600 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Granada (c. 32 400 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Melgar (c. 26 000 pop), 114 km (71 miles) from Sibaté (c. 23 200 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from San Martín (c. 16 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Espinal, Natagaima, Viotá (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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: 4 km SSE of Lejanias, Colombia.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -74.0024° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 3.4901° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4km SSE 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 19:03:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-24 19:27:41 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 39 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.3 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 6.569 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 571 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 1.382 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.23 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 33 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 us70006qnn Id of event.
Event Code 70006qnn An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70006qnn, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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