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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag has occurred near Buenaventura in Colombia

Earthquake location 3.4329S, -77.3068WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Buenaventura in Colombia on Monday. The epicenter was at a depth of 80.87 km (50 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000d3tl. Unique identifier: us6000d3tl. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:47:36 / 9:47 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 80.87 km, -77.3068° West, 3.4329° North. Exact time and date of earthquake 28/12/20 / 2020-12-28 21:47:36 / December 28, 2020 @ 9:47 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yumbo, Jamundí, Cali (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 87 km (54 miles) from Cali (c. 2 392 900 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Buenaventura (c. 240 400 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Yumbo (c. 71 400 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Jamundí (c. 44 800 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Buenaventura (c. 24 800 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Dagua (c. 12 300 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Suárez (c. 10 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 was reported nearby.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 37 km WSW of Buenaventura, Colombia.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -77.3068° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 3.4329° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 80.87 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 37 km WSW of Buenaventura, Colombia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-12-28 21:47:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-28 22:30:28 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 312 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 3.262 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.69 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 110 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 us6000d3tl Id of event.
Event Code 6000d3tl An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000d3tl, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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