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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near Molagavita in Colombia

Earthquake location 6.6236S, -72.7907WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Molagavita in Colombia. The temblor was picked up at 14:21:58 / 2:21 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/09/20 / 2020-09-27 14:21:58 / September 27, 2020 @ 2:21 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c40q. Id of event: us6000c40q. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 171.49 km (107 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 171.49 km, -72.7907° West, 6.6236° North.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Duitama, Santa Rosa de Viterbo, Pamplona (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 67 km (41 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Duitama (c. 92 000 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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: 5 km SSE of Molagavita, Colombia.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -72.7907° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 6.6236° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 171.49 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5 km SSE of Molagavita, Colombia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-09-27 14:21:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-01 18:24:13 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 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 2.332 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.39 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 177 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 us6000c40q Id of event.
Event Code 6000c40q An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000c40q, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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