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Light earthquake 4.8 mag, 3 km SSW of Riosucio, Colombia

Earthquake location 7.4154S, -77.1292WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Riosucio in Colombia. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 46 km (29 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us70008uu4. Event ids that are associated: us70008uu4. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:31:13 / 7:31 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 12/04/20 / 2020-04-12 12:31:13 / April 12, 2020 @ 12:31 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -77.1292 West, latitude 7.4154 North, depth = 46 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop), Panama (c. 3 411 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 76 km (47 miles) from Apartadó (c. 86 400 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Turbo (c. 50 500 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Chigorodó (c. 48 400 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Carepa (c. 20 600 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Unión Chocó (c. 9 500 pop), 4 km (2 miles) from Riosucio (c. 7 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Turbo, Unión Chocó, Apartadó (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. 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 SSW of Riosucio, Colombia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -77.1292° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 7.4154° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 46 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3km SSW of Riosucio, Colombia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-04-12 12:31:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-04-12 12:49:06 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 3.195 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.76 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 90 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 us70008uu4 Id of event.
Event Code 70008uu4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70008uu4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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