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Light earthquake: M4.1 quake has struck near Jordán in Colombia

Earthquake location 6.8577S, -73.0869WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Jordán in Colombia on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/11/20 / 2020-11-20 01:03:50 / November 20, 2020 @ 1:03 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -73.0869 West, latitude 6.8577 North, depth = 144.18 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 144.18 km (90 miles). Event id: us6000cs0r. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000cs0r. The temblor was picked up at 01:03:50 / 1:03 am (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Barrancabermeja, Toledo, Pamplona (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 30 km (19 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Barrancabermeja (c. 191 400 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop).

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

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -73.0869° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 6.8577° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 144.18 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13 km N of Jordán, Colombia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-11-20 01:03:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-11-24 22:16:35 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 259 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 0.958 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.99 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 118 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 us6000cs0r Id of event.
Event Code 6000cs0r An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000cs0r, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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