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Moderate earthquake: M5.1 quake has struck near Lejanias in Colombia

Earthquake location 3.452S, -73.9555WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Lejanias in Colombia on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/12/19 / 2019-12-25 02:11:23 / December 25, 2019 @ 2:11 am. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:11:23 / 9:11 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006qsp. Id of event: us70006qsp. Exact location, longitude -73.9555° West, latitude 3.452° North, depth = 10 km.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cáqueza, Cumaral, Arbeláez (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Villavicencio (c. 321 700 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Acacías (c. 40 600 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from Granada (c. 32 400 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from San Martín (c. 16 300 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Cumaral (c. 11 300 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Cáqueza (c. 8 000 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Restrepo (c. 7 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop).

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

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 10 km SE of Lejanias, Colombia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -73.9555° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 3.452° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10km SE 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 02:11:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-25 02:32:12 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 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 400 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 1.431 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.09 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 111 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 us70006qsp Id of event.
Event Code 70006qsp An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70006qsp, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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