Earthquakes today

Current and latest world earthquakes breaking news, activity and articles today

Earthquake breaking news, Light World Earthquakes Magnitude 4-4.9

Light earthquake, 4.4 mag was detected near Lejanias in Colombia

Earthquake location 3.5802S, -74.0708WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Lejanias in Colombia. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -74.0708° West, latitude 3.5802° North, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006qx0. Id of event: us70006qx0. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:39:58 / 5:39 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 25/12/19 / 2019-12-25 10:39:58 / December 25, 2019 @ 10:39 am UTC/GMT.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 80 km (49 miles) from Villavicencio (c. 321 700 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Fusagasuga (c. 88 800 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Acacías (c. 40 600 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Granada (c. 32 400 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Melgar (c. 26 000 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from San Martín (c. 16 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Restrepo, Melgar, Cáqueza.

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

Did you feel anything?

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 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: 8 km NW of Lejanias, Colombia.

Copyright © 2019 All rights reserved.

More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -74.0708° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 3.5802° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km NW 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 2019-12-25 10:39:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-25 11:02:22 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 1.28 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.83 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 131 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 us70006qx0 Id of event.
Event Code 70006qx0 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70006qx0, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

Leave a Reply