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Light earthquake 4.1 mag, 6 km NE of Moniquira, Colombia

Earthquake location 5.9215S, -73.5391WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Moniquira in Colombia. Exact location of event, longitude -73.5391 West, latitude 5.9215 North, depth = 135.52 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 135.52 km (84 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70008gya. Id of event: us70008gya. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:52:38 / 7:52 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/03/20 / 2020-03-17 12:52:38 / March 17, 2020 @ 12:52 pm UTC/GMT.

Earthquake epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Sogamoso (c. 126 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Tunja (c. 117 500 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Duitama (c. 92 000 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Chiquinquirá (c. 45 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from San Gil (c. 33 600 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from La Mesa (c. 26 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chocontá, Aquitania, La Mesa (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. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. 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 NE of Moniquira, Colombia.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -73.5391° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 5.9215° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 135.52 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km NE of Moniquira, Colombia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-03-17 12:52:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-04-11 06:02:50 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 259 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 1.323 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.4 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 122 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 us70008gya Id of event.
Event Code 70008gya An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70008gya, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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