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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near Lejanias in Colombia

Earthquake location 3.6426S, -73.9539WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Lejanias in Colombia. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -73.9539 West, latitude 3.6426 North, depth = 10 km. Global time and date of event 25/12/19 / 2019-12-25 10:25:55 / December 25, 2019 @ 10:25 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us70006qwx. Event ids that are associated: us70006qwx. The temblor was picked up at 05:25:55 / 5:25 am (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Villavicencio (c. 321 700 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Fusagasuga (c. 88 800 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Acacías (c. 40 600 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Granada (c. 32 400 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from San Martín (c. 16 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Cumaral (c. 11 300 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Cáqueza (c. 8 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fómeque, Puerto Lleras, Fusagasuga (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 15 km NNE of Lejanias, 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 -73.9539° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 3.6426° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 15km NNE 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 10:25:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-25 10:49:45 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 1.249 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.13 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 75 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 us70006qwx Id of event.
Event Code 70006qwx An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70006qwx, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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