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Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Northern Colombia on Monday, 8 January 2018

Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake  - Northern Colombia on Monday, 8 January 2018
Date & time: Mon, 8 Jan 12:58:25 UTC
Magnitude: 5.3
Depth: 138.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.73°N / 73.03°W [Map]
Nearest volcano: San Diego (243 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource
Mon, 8 Jan
Mon, 8 Jan 12:58 UTCM 5.3 / 116 kmNORTHERN COLOMBIA[Map]EMSC
Mon, 8 Jan 12:58 UTCM 5.1 / 169.4 km- 10km NE of Aratoca, Colombia[Map]USGS

"I felt it" reports:
Medellin Colombia (297.9 km NE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking): More of a gentle rocking motion in 8th floor apartment building. Dog growled within first couple of seconds.
Apartado (415.8 km N from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking) (via app)
bogota, colombia (259.7 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): se sintió moderado en tercer piso en Bogotá zona de ciudad salitre. movimiento de muebles, liquidos... (via app)
(259.7 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): se sintió moderado en tercer piso en Bogotá zona de ciudad salitre. movimiento de muebles, liquidos... (via app)
Santa Marta (517.1 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking) (via app)
Palmira (Colombia) (512 km SW from epicenter)(no details): No lo sentí (via EMSC)
Bogotá, D.C. (Colombia) (267 km SW from epicenter)(no details): No lo sentí (via EMSC)
Duitama (Colombia) (107 km S from epicenter)(no details): Constante por 1 min (via EMSC)
Bogotá (Colombia) (260 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Se movió la cama y todas las cosas durante largo tiempo (via EMSC)
Bucaramanga (Colombia) (40 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Se sintió leve al principio y al final y muy fuerte por 4 segundos (via EMSC)
Girón (Colombia) (37 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Se sintió fuerte en Girón Santander (via EMSC)
Ricaurte (Colombia) (339 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Se sintió el zacudon (via EMSC)
Mompós (Colombia) (315 km NW from epicenter)(no details): En Mompox, Bolivar, no se sintió. (via EMSC)
Envigado (Colombia) (295 km W from epicenter)(no details): En Envigado: Movimiento oscilatorio suave durante 10 segundos aproximadamente (via EMSC)
Medellín (Colombia) (293 km W from epicenter)(no details): Piso 18 Medellín (via EMSC)
Medellín (Colombia) (292 km W from epicenter)(no details): Suave en Medellin. Septimo piso. (via EMSC)
Copacabana (Colombia) (284 km W from epicenter)(no details): An Medellin 5-to piso se sentido muy suave. (via EMSC)
Soacha (Colombia) (280 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Bogota leve (via EMSC)
Bogotá (Colombia) (255 km SW from epicenter)(no details): En Bogotá se sintió fuerte en pisos altos. (via EMSC)
(Colombia) (139 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Se sintió en Villa de Leyva; moderado y corto. (via EMSC)
Moniquirá (Colombia) (119 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Breve algunos segundos. Fuerte (via EMSC)
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource
Fri, 12 Jan
Fri, 12 Jan 10:48 UTCM 2.8 / 143 km - [info] (235 km)NORTHERN COLOMBIA
[Map]
EMSC
Sun, 14 Jan
Sun, 14 Jan 06:35 UTCM 3.8 / 145 km - [info] (234 km)NORTHERN COLOMBIA[Map]EMSC
Tue, 16 Jan
Tue, 16 Jan 01:01 UTCM 4.0 / 142 km - [info] (235 km)NORTHERN COLOMBIA
[Map]
EMSC
(19.5 km NW from epicenter) / MMI IV (Light shaking) (via app)
Thu, 18 Jan
Thu, 18 Jan 16:53 UTCM 3.2 / 1 km - [info] (275 km)NORTHERN COLOMBIA
I FELT IT
[Map]
EMSC
Sun, 21 Jan
Sun, 21 Jan 16:41 UTCM 2.8 / 141 km - [info] (235 km)NORTHERN COLOMBIA
[Map]
EMSC
Sun, 21 Jan 17:51 UTCM 4.8 / 166 km - [info] (234 km)NORTHERN COLOMBIA
I FELT IT
[Map]
EMSC
Bogotá (264 km S from epicenter) / not felt (via app)

 

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