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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag has occurred near Villapinzon in Colombia

Earthquake location 5.183S, -73.5712WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Villapinzon in Colombia. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us600089jg. Event ids that are associated: us600089jg. The temblor was detected at 19:49:48 / 7:49 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -73.5712 West, latitude 5.183 North, depth = 155.06 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 155.06 km (96 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 27/02/20 / 2020-02-27 00:49:48 / February 27, 2020 @ 12:49 am UTC/GMT.

Event epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Bogotá (c. 7 674 400 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Tunja (c. 117 500 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Zipaquirá (c. 91 200 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Chía (c. 64 600 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Funza (c. 54 400 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Madrid (c. 50 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Madrid, Mosquera, Funza (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 4 km SE of Villapinzon, Colombia.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -73.5712° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 5.183° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 155.06 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4km SE of Villapinzon, Colombia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-02-27 00:49:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-21 05:07:34 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 259 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 0.819 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.84 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 80 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 us600089jg Id of event.
Event Code 600089jg An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us600089jg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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