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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag was detected near Girón in Colombia

Earthquake location 6.9731S, -73.1719WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Girón in Colombia. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:39:13 / 3:39 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us7000c71b. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000c71b. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 142.47 km (89 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -73.1719 West, latitude 6.9731 North, depth = 142.47 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/10/20 / 2020-10-22 15:39:13 / October 22, 2020 @ 3:39 pm.

Nearby country/countries, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Chinácota, San Alberto, Puerto Wilches. Event epicenter was 18 km (11 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Barrancabermeja (c. 191 400 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 14 km (8 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-four 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. 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: 10 km S of Girón, Colombia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -73.1719° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 6.9731° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 142.47 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10 km S of Girón, Colombia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-10-22 15:39:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-11-17 22:30:05 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 1.077 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 122 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 us7000c71b Id of event.
Event Code 7000c71b An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000c71b, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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