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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 32 km WNW of Mesetas, Colombia

Earthquake location 3.4642S, -74.3272WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Mesetas in Colombia. The temblor was reported at 15:55:40 / 3:55 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/02/21 / 2021-02-19 15:55:40 / February 19, 2021 @ 3:55 pm. Unique identifier: us6000dkrn. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000dkrn. Exact location, longitude -74.3272° West, latitude 3.4642° North, depth = 10 km.

The epicenter was 86 km (53 miles) from Acacías (c. 40 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Granada (c. 32 400 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Melgar (c. 26 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from San Martín (c. 16 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Natagaima (c. 11 200 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Purificación (c. 10 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Saldaña, Arbeláez, Melgar (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 32 km WNW of Mesetas, Colombia.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -74.3272° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 3.4642° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 32 km WNW of Mesetas, Colombia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-02-19 15:55:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-02-27 15:44:23 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 1.371 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.16 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 138 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 us6000dkrn Id of event.
Event Code 6000dkrn An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000dkrn, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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