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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag was detected near Cepitá in Colombia

Earthquake location 6.7679S, -72.9421WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Cepitá in Colombia. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 158.46 km (98 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 03/08/20 / 2020-08-03 04:28:34 / August 3, 2020 @ 4:28 am UTC/GMT. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:28:34 / 4:28 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -72.9421 West, latitude 6.7679 North, depth = 158.46 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000bakj. Unique identifier: us6000bakj. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the event was 44 km (28 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from San Gil (c. 33 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sabana de Torres, Belén, El Playón (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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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 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 ENE of Cepitá, Colombia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -72.9421° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 6.7679° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 158.46 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3 km ENE of Cepitá, Colombia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-08-03 04:28:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-08-11 04:45:19 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 284 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 2.352 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.19 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 107 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 us6000bakj Id of event.
Event Code 6000bakj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000bakj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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