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Light earthquake: M4.8 quake has struck near Mesetas in Colombia

Earthquake location 3.398S, -74.0126WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Mesetas in Colombia. Global time and date of event 26/12/19 / 2019-12-26 03:48:30 / December 26, 2019 @ 3:48 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -74.0126 West, latitude 3.398 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us70006r41. Unique identifier: us70006r41. The temblor was reported at 22:48:30 / 10:48 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

Country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop). The epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Villavicencio (c. 321 700 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Acacías (c. 40 600 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Granada (c. 32 400 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from San Martín (c. 16 300 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Lejanías (c. 5 200 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Puerto Lleras (c. 5 100 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Guamal (c. 5 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Villavicencio, Puerto Lleras, Acacías (min 5000 pop).

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

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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. 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: 3 km ENE of Mesetas, Colombia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -74.0126° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 3.398° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3km ENE of Mesetas, 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 03:48:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-26 04:07:29 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 355 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 1.469 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 116 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 us70006r41 Id of event.
Event Code 70006r41 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70006r41, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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