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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag has occurred near Lejanias in Colombia

Earthquake location 3.5624S, -74.032WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Lejanias in Colombia. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/12/19 / 2019-12-26 10:52:22 / December 26, 2019 @ 10:52 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006r6t. Id of event: us70006r6t. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -74.032 West, latitude 3.5624 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 05:52:22 / 5:52 am (local time epicenter).

Country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop). Event epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Villavicencio (c. 321 700 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Fusagasuga (c. 88 800 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Acacías (c. 40 600 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Granada (c. 32 400 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from San Martín (c. 16 300 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Cáqueza (c. 8 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cáqueza, Fusagasuga, Restrepo.

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 4 km NNW of Lejanias, Colombia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -74.032° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 3.5624° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4km NNW 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 2019-12-26 10:52:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-26 14:10:07 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 1.306 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 83 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 us70006r6t Id of event.
Event Code 70006r6t An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70006r6t, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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