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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag was detected near Guacheta in Colombia

Earthquake location 5.3471S, -73.6464WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Guacheta in Colombia. Exact location of earthquake, -73.6464° West, 5.3471° North, depth 148.76 km. 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: 13/07/16 / 2016-07-13 02:15:43 / July 13, 2016 @ 2:15 am. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:15:43 / 9:15 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us20006ftf. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20006ftf. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 148.76 km (92 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sogamoso, El Rosal, Aquitania. Earthquake epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Sogamoso (c. 126 600 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Tunja (c. 117 500 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Duitama (c. 92 000 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Zipaquirá (c. 91 200 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Chía (c. 64 600 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Chiquinquirá (c. 45 300 pop).

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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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. 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: 6 km SE of Guacheta, Colombia.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -73.6464° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 5.3471° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 148.76 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km SE of Guacheta, Colombia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-07-13 02:15:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-07-25 02:58:03 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 271 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 2.086 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.96 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 69 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 us20006ftf Id of event.
Event Code 20006ftf An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20006ftf, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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