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Light earthquake: M4.4 quake has struck near Piedecuesta in Colombia

Earthquake location 7.0238S, -72.9871WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Piedecuesta in Colombia on Sunday. Global time and date of event 01/11/20 / 2020-11-01 22:18:10 / November 1, 2020 @ 10:18 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 171.26 km (106 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:18:10 / 10:18 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us7000cb94. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000cb94. Exact location of earthquake, -72.9871° West, 7.0238° North, depth 171.26 km.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Alberto, Soatá, Chinácota. Close country/countries, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 18 km (11 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 12 km (7 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from San Gil (c. 33 600 pop).

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

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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. 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: 7 km ENE of Piedecuesta, Colombia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -72.9871° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 7.0238° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 171.26 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7 km ENE of Piedecuesta, Colombia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-11-01 22:18:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-11-24 03:15:43 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 1.128 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.75 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 58 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 us7000cb94 Id of event.
Event Code 7000cb94 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000cb94, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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