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Light earthquake: M4 quake has struck near San Jose del Palmar in Colombia

Earthquake location 5.0023S, -76.3416WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 12 kilometers (7 miles) from San Jose del Palmar in Colombia on Friday. The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:52:47 / 1:52 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 134.53 km (84 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 03/04/20 / 2020-04-03 18:52:47 / April 3, 2020 @ 6:52 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 134.53 km, -76.3416° West, 5.0023° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us70008rr0. Unique identifier: us70008rr0.

Epicenter of the event was 75 km (46 miles) from Pereira (c. 440 100 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Armenia (c. 315 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Dos Quebradas (c. 179 600 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Cartago (c. 134 800 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Quibdó (c. 75 100 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Chinchiná (c. 68 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Armenia, Circasia, Los Andes (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days six 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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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 12 km WNW of San Jose del Palmar, Colombia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -76.3416° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 5.0023° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 134.53 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km WNW of San Jose del Palmar, Colombia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-04-03 18:52:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-01 18:03:58 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 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 2.019 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 92 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 us70008rr0 Id of event.
Event Code 70008rr0 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70008rr0, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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