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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near Giron in Colombia

Earthquake location 6.9785S, -73.1839WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Giron in Colombia. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/05/20 / 2020-05-14 18:40:54 / May 14, 2020 @ 6:40 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us70009mjb. Ids that are associated to the event: us70009mjb. Exact location of event, longitude -73.1839 West, latitude 6.9785 North, depth = 149.86 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:40:54 / 1:40 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 149.86 km (93 miles).

The epicenter was 18 km (11 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Barrancabermeja (c. 191 400 pop), 10 km (6 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Soatá, San Alberto, Puerto Wilches (min 5000 pop).

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

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 10 km S of Giron, Colombia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -73.1839° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 6.9785° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 149.86 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10km S of Giron, Colombia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-05-14 18:40:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-22 17:07:00 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 271 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 2.402 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 126 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 us70009mjb Id of event.
Event Code 70009mjb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70009mjb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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