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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Jordán in Colombia

Earthquake location 6.8519S, -73.1146WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Jordán in Colombia on Tuesday. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000d3qv. Unique identifier: us7000d3qv. Exact location of earthquake, -73.1146° West, 6.8519° North, depth 146.2 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/01/21 / 2021-01-19 14:51:18 / January 19, 2021 @ 2:51 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 146.2 km (91 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:51:18 / 2:51 pm (local time epicenter).

Event epicenter was 30 km (19 miles) from Bucaramanga (c. 571 800 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Floridablanca (c. 252 300 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Barrancabermeja (c. 191 400 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Girón (c. 108 500 pop), 17 km (10 miles) from Piedecuesta (c. 86 400 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Pamplona (c. 53 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yondó, Toledo, Barrancabermeja (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop) (That might be effected).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 13 km N of Jordán, Colombia.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -73.1146° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 6.8519° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 146.2 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13 km N of Jordán, Colombia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-01-19 14:51:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-27 16:30:00 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 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 0.953 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.62 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 127 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 us7000d3qv Id of event.
Event Code 7000d3qv An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000d3qv, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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