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Moderate earthquake, 5.4 mag strikes near Pinillos in Colombia

Earthquake location 8.9749S, -74.3006WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Pinillos in Colombia. All ids that are associated to the event: us70008wpb. Unique identifier: us70008wpb. The temblor was detected at 05:59:23 / 5:59 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/04/20 / 2020-04-15 10:59:23 / April 15, 2020 @ 10:59 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -74.3006 West, latitude 8.9749 North, depth = 10 km.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nechí, Pueblo Nuevo, San Juan de Betulia (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 58 km (36 miles) from Magangué (c. 100 300 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Aguachica (c. 73 400 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from El Banco (c. 54 500 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Plato (c. 48 600 pop), 97 km (61 miles) from San Marcos (c. 36 500 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Mompós (c. 30 900 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Sincé (c. 30 800 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 19 km ENE of Pinillos, Colombia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -74.3006° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 8.9749° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 19km ENE of Pinillos, Colombia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-04-15 10:59:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-04-15 11:20:25 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 2.7 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 6.418 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 449 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 4.103 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.04 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 63 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us70008wpb Id of event.
Event Code 70008wpb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70008wpb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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