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Light earthquake 4.8 mag, 15 km NNW of Aratoca, Colombia

Earthquake location 6.8234S, -73.062WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Aratoca in Colombia. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 162.01 km (101 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:57:09 / 12:57 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/01/20 / 2020-01-14 17:57:09 / January 14, 2020 @ 5:57 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us70006zqu. Unique identifier: us70006zqu. Exact location of event, depth 162.01 km, -73.062° West, 6.8234° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 34 km (21 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Barrancabermeja (c. 191 400 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from San Gil (c. 33 600 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chinácota, Yondó, Belén (min 5000 pop).

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

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 15 km NNW of Aratoca, Colombia.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -73.062° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 6.8234° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 162.01 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 15km NNW of Aratoca, Colombia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-01-14 17:57:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-14 18:16:43 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 354 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 2.33 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.69 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 49 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 us70006zqu Id of event.
Event Code 70006zqu An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70006zqu, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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