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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Cepitá in Colombia

Earthquake location 6.8111S, -73.0107WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Cepitá in Colombia. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:02:15 / 6:02 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us7000bpfk. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bpfk. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/09/20 / 2020-09-13 06:02:15 / September 13, 2020 @ 6:02 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 153.1 km (95 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -73.0107 West, latitude 6.8111 North, depth = 153.1 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Belén, Sabana de Torres, Toledo (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 37 km (23 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 20 km (13 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop), 31 km (20 miles) from San Gil (c. 33 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 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 three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 7 km NNW of Cepitá, Colombia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -73.0107° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 6.8111° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 153.1 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7 km NNW 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 2020-09-13 06:02:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-09 10:12:01 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 298 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 2.348 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.6 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 60 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 us7000bpfk Id of event.
Event Code 7000bpfk An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000bpfk, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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