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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Sabanalarga in Colombia

Earthquake location 4.9707S, -73.0395WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Sabanalarga in Colombia. Global time and date of event 09/03/19 / 2019-03-09 23:33:42 / March 9, 2019 @ 11:33 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us1000jif9. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000jif9. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -73.0395° West, 4.9707° North, depth 10 km. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:33:42 / 6:33 pm (local time epicenter).

Country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 84 km (52 miles) from Sogamoso (c. 126 600 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Tunja (c. 117 500 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Duitama (c. 92 000 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Yopal (c. 61 000 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Ubaté (c. 20 500 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Aguazul (c. 15 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Duitama, Nemocón, Ubaté (min 5000 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 was reported nearby. Each 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.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 12 km N of Sabanalarga, Colombia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -73.0395° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 4.9707° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km N of Sabanalarga, Colombia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-03-09 23:33:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-03-24 03:24:24 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 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 0.917 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.99 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 66 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 us1000jif9 Id of event.
Event Code 1000jif9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000jif9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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