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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag was detected near Quibdo in Colombia

Earthquake location 5.9528S, -76.4526WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Quibdo in Colombia. Exact location of event, longitude -76.4526 West, latitude 5.9528 North, depth = 45.07 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 45.07 km (28 miles). 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: 10/01/16 / 2016-01-10 10:33:51 / January 10, 2016 @ 10:33 am. Id of earthquake: us10004d9z. Event ids that are associated: us10004d9z. The temblor was reported at 05:33:51 / 5:33 am (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 37 km (23 miles) from Quibdó (c. 75 100 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Caldas (c. 65 600 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from La Estrella (c. 49 400 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Urrao (c. 18 800 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Los Andes (c. 16 400 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Ciudad Bolívar (c. 16 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Estrella, Istmina, Caldas (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 36 km NE of Quibdo, Colombia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -76.4526° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 5.9528° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 45.07 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 36km NE of Quibdo, Colombia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-10 10:33:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-23 08:30:24 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 0.942 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.06 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 53 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 us10004d9z Id of event.
Event Code 10004d9z An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004d9z, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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