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Light earthquake, 4 mag has occurred near Yacopi in Colombia

Earthquake location 5.4543S, -74.4325WA light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Yacopi in Colombia. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:46:03 / 3:46 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35.96 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us20005aep. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005aep. Global time and date of event 17/03/16 / 2016-03-17 08:46:03 / March 17, 2016 @ 8:46 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -74.4325° West, latitude 5.4543° North, depth = 35.96 km.

Epicenter of the event was 72 km (45 miles) from Facatativá (c. 94 600 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Zipaquirá (c. 91 200 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from La Dorada (c. 82 000 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Chía (c. 64 600 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Funza (c. 54 400 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Madrid (c. 50 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Luis, Chocontá, Mosquera (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 one and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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: 10 km W of Yacopi, Colombia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -74.4325° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 5.4543° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35.96 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10km W of Yacopi, Colombia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-03-17 08:46:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-10 07:47:29 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.2 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 246 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 0.615 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.64 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 87 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 us20005aep Id of event.
Event Code 20005aep An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005aep, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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